The World: Rumania's Leader Speaks

LAST week TIME Correspondent Strobe Talbott was given a rare interview with Nicolae Ceauşescu. Some excerpts:

ON THE DIVISION OF THE WORLD INTO POWER BLOCS: Economic blocs will be with us for some time. But the military blocs, which came into being during conditions of tension, are now an anachronism and an impediment to the development of relations between states. These relations are on the path of détente, cooperation and peace. That is why Rumania firmly supports the abolition of military blocs.

ON THE UNITED NATIONS: The abolition of military blocs should lead to a growing role for the United Nations. Relations among...

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