GENEVA: Out of Breath

GENEVA Out of Breath

The moment of truth for the Geneva conference came in a "secret session" held at the elegant Villa Barakat, once the property of the late Aga Khan and now the temporary headquarters of French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville. Drinks in hand (fruit juice for Russia's Gromyko), the foreign ministers of the Big Four and their assistants sat in awkward silence last week on Couve's terrace, looking down through a lovely spring evening at the waters of Lake Geneva. With all the vast range of East-West conflicts as their...

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