United Nations: War of Words

The Congo itself was quiet—a minimum of killings, no invasions, no kidnapings. The noise was mostly to be heard 6,400 miles away in Manhattan, where Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko put on a show in the U.N. Assembly that went pretty far even for Gromyko.

He demanded that the U.N. get out of the Congo within 30 days. Before they left, he urged the U.N. troops to arrest Katanga President Moise Tshombe and Congolese Army General Joseph Mobutu.

Then he wanted the Assembly to recognize the "legitimate government" of Antoine Gizenga, Red-backed boss...

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