International: Diplomacy by Swoon

Diplomacy by Swoon "The latest diplomatic feint," said a U.N. wag last week, "is the dead faint." The trend was set by Iran's new Premier Mossadeq, who swoons whenever he gets really worked up during a political speech (TIME, May 21). Last week, Israel's U.N. Delegate Abba S. Eban, a good deal younger (36) than Iran's 70-year-old Premier and far more robust, followed the fashion: at the end of an hour-long speech before the Security Council, Eban blanched, staggered out of the Council chamber and keeled over in the corridor.

The cause of Eban's excitement: a proposed Security Council resolution condemning Israel...

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