Russia and United Nations

Archive Report

Moscow's Challenge to United Nations

Soviet Attacks on United National; U.S. Response

Whether the United Nations can fulfill its high responsibilities under a constant drumfire of attack from one of its most powerful members is now disturbing non-Communist members of the world organization. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko's renewed assault before the General Assembly, March 21, made it plain that the sweeping offensive launched from the same rostrum last autumn by Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev was not a flash in the pan. Moscow appears determined to press with all vigor its demands for a reshaping of the United Nations—a reshaping that would make the organization subservient to Soviet will. Upon the firmness of Western resistance, therefore, may depend the survival of the United Nations as ...

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