THE NATION: Invitation Declined

Russia's Ambassador Georgy Zarubin was ushered into the White House at 11:30 a.m. last Wednesday to keep his well-heralded appointment with the President. A moment later, standing before Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles, he began reading off Marshal Bulganin's invitation to a 20-year nonaggression pact between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., pausing at the end of each sentence so the interpreter could translate.

Three days later the President released the text of the invitation and the U.S.'s polite but pointed refusal. Noting that the United Nations Charter already covers Bulganin's proposed...

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