OPINION

April 16, 1953

CONDITIONS SET FOR USSR: London, 15 – According to telegrams from New York, the representatives of the British and French governments in the United States, who met yesterday and today, determined that there were five main issues which, in the opinion of the West, should be solved in order to convince the Western powers beyond any doubt that Russia has peaceful intentions. The representative of the British government, Sir Gladwin Jebb, set these conditions out as follows: 1) a truce in Korea; 2) an Austrian peace treaty; 3) the liberation of German, Italian and Japanese prisoners of war who are still being held in the Soviet Union; 4) the liberation of Greek soldiers and children who had been abducted from Greece, and who were also still being held in Communist countries; and 5) the institution of religious freedom in Russia, as well as the principles of freedom of thought and speech. FOR THE MOTHERLAND: During yesterday’s session of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives of these economic sectors gave the government (headed by Prime Minister Alexandros Papagos) their assurance that they would contribute to its effort to boost the economy, and that they would support the government’s efforts for the good of the motherland.