Whenever Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky has a bad week, bad words fly. Cried he last week: "General Ridgway was told to fight—to maim, and he's maiming, to kill, and he's killing, to burn, and he's burning." Cause of Vishinsky's bad temper was a succession of reverses in the U.N. General Assembly's Political Committee:

¶ A Russian proposal that the Korean armistice talks be taken up in the Security Council was defeated, 40-6. ¶ A Western amendment that Big Power talks be held when—and by implication, only when—they "usefully serve to remove [international] tension" was adopted, 50-0.

Two days later...

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