DISARMAMENT: Khrushchev says Nyet

Having battled the crush at the Russians' Claridge's tea-fight (see above) without much success, Harold Stassen and his wife were on the point of going home when up barged Andrei Gromyko. "Have you met Khrushchev yet?" asked Gromyko, who is Stassen's opposite number on the five-man U.N. subcommittee meeting in London to discuss disarmament. Seconds later Stassen found himself in an inner sanctum, peeling grapes with the Kremlin's masters. For two hours he listened to the bluntest Russian talk yet on the subject of disarmament.

Until Khrushchev opened his mouth, the State Department had been feeling discreetly...

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