France: Disunited Nations

President Charles de Gaulle may not take off his shoes in public, but his view of the U.N. is almost as contemptuous as Khrushchev's. The French dislike the U.N. for stopping Suez; De Gaulle resents U.N. interest in and disapproval of French atomic testing. Last month France refused (along with Russia) to pay its 1960 share ($3,000,000) of the U.N. Congo operation. Last week in his press conference, De Gaulle gave his withering opinion of the U.N.

When he helped create the U.N. back in 1945, said De Gaulle, it was dominated by long-established states, "which were used to...

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