OPINION

May 16, 1959

VYACHESLAV MOLOTOV: Moscow, 14 – Former member of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee Vyacheslav Molotov has been reported as saying that he is absolutely satisfied with his posting as Soviet ambassador to Mongolia. Molotov apparently said that he had, in fact, been offered a posting to the embassy in The Hague, but that he had rejected it because he knew his presence in the capital of the Netherlands would not be welcome. Molotov made the above statement to the Ceylonese Ambassador in Moscow who was returning from Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, and who later said that Molotov appeared «younger and healthier than ever before» and had said that he was very happy. (Ed. note: In June 1957, Molotov was dismissed from the Presidium – as the Politburo was then known – of the Central Committee by Nikita Khrushchev.) CYPRIOT PASSIONS: Nicosia, 15 – The governor of Cyprus, Sir Hugh Foot, met today with Cypriot Archbishop Makarios and the Greek ministers of the interim government of Cyprus to discuss the murder of a Greek, who had been burned alive by fellow villagers who accused him of having cooperated with the security forces during the recent hostilities on the island.