NEW YORK (Aug. 18)
United States Secretary of State John Foster Dulles tonight called for the establishment of a United Nations Peace Force and for United Nations monitoring of radio transmission which seek “to foment civil strife.” Mr. Dulles made his statement at a dinner in his honor by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he received the organization’s highest award, the Bernard Baruch Gold Medal.
Speaking on “The Foundations of Peace,” Mr. Dulles declared that the U.S, policy is to secure peace by promoting the reign of law and justice in the world. It is in pursuit of such a policy, he stated, that the United States acted in relation to the Suez conflict in 1956, when America joined other UN members in condemning “aggression” in the Suez Canal area.
While making no reference to Israel in the course of his address, Mr. Dulles said that “In the Near East, there is a valid movement for increased Arab unity.” He emphasized that both the United States and Britain stand ready to withdraw their forces from Lebanon and Jordan “whenever the United Nations General Assembly found that such aid was unnecessary.” Thus, he said, the U.S.A. is willing “to subordinate our judgment to the collective judgment of the world community.”