WESTERN EUROPE: Spreading Impact

In West Germany a Foreign Office official treated himself to a figure of speech: "The trigger was pulled in Moscow, the bang was heard in Vienna, but the shot fell in Bonn."

Some months ago, before the Paris accords to rearm West Germany were ratified, Russia's Molotov was threatening that if the treaties went into effect, a Big Four meeting would be useless, because there would be nothing to negotiate about. Now that the accords have been ratified,— Russia was angling for a four-power Foreign Ministers' conference in Vienna. Purpose: to approve the Raab-Molotov deal made in Moscow, which promises...

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