ALGERIA: A Hope & a Promise

"We are the victors," exulted France's U.N. Assembly Delegate Jacques Soustelle. The General Assembly, brushing off Arab demands that the French be ordered to negotiate with the Algerian rebels, had unanimously voted a mild resolution expressing the hope that a solution might be found in Algeria consistent with the principles of the U.N. Charter.

Actually, the French gained the day by promising the morrow. Foreign Minister Christian Pineau himself recognized that France had given "a kind of international pledge." Said Pineau: "The approval we have received at the U.N., notably on the...

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