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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 21. Spetember 14, 1950



The USSR, Poland and Czechoslovakia attacked the Council's resolution on the grounds of its alleged illegality insofar as that the Soviet Union had not participated in the voting, and Communist China was not represented. A Soviet reply received by the American, ambassador at Moscow on June 29 to a note submitted to the Soviet Foreign Minister on June 27, calling attention to the North Korean invasion, and asking the Soviet Government to "use its influence with the North Korean authorities to withdraw their invading forces immediately," accused the South of aggression and stated that the Soviet Union adhere to the policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.

On June 30, the Council met again to consider replies of members. Only three members out of 58—USSR, Poland and Czechoslovakia—opposed the UN action, two abstained, and Yemen.

Meanwhile, the North Korean forces continued an all-out successful offensive, openly flouting the authority of United Nations.

(1) UN Bulletin, Vol. IX. No. 2. July 15, 1950.

R. E. Blazey

(To be continued)