United Nations: New Signals

The U.S. votes against an ally

It was a sudden, and somewhat embarrassing, reversal of roles. Only six months ago, the U.S. had earned the ire of much of Latin America by siding with Britain in the Falkland Island's war. Last week it was Britain's turn to feel outrage as Washington backed Argentina in the Latest diplomatic skirmish over the remote South Atlantic dependencies. With the entire Soviet bloc and such radical states as Viet Nam, Cuba and Libya, the U.S. voted in the United Nations General Assembly for a nonbinding resolution that urged Britain to return to the negotiating table...

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