U.N.: Limited Victory

The precarious settlement of the Iran crisis last week was U.N.'s most dramatic victory to date.

But exaggerating its importance or Anglo-American failure to follow through with a positive policy in the Middle East and elsewhere might snatch away the victory's fruits. What happened at U.N. last week was this: when the Security Council met to discuss Iran, Russia was still absent. But Andrei Gromyko had written that Russia would withdraw her troops from Iran by early May and that "other questions" like oil and Azerbaijan were "not connected" with the evacuation. Next...

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