United Nations: Rhetoric & Resolution

None of the Western Powers wanted the debate, and most of the "uncommitted" states made it clear that they hoped it could be avoided. But so great is the mystique of "anticolonialism" that last week the acrimonious argument took place on schedule in the U.N. General Assembly. Up for heated discussion was the Afro-Asian draft resolution proposed by 32 nations calling on France and Tunisia to begin "immediate negotiations" for the "withdrawal of all French armed forces from Tunisian territory."

Tunisia's Mongi Slim took the floor to appeal desperately for U.S. support....

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