June 2, 1959

KHRUSHCHEV AGAINST GREECE: Paris, 29 – Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev continued his tour of Albania today in Korce after visiting Tirana and Scutari. In a speech, he once again attacked Greece over the possibility of it allowing the installation of US missile bases on its territory. Moreover, he said that the Soviet government hoped that Greece would become a neutral zone. For the first time, he suggested that «if possible, it should leave NATO.» Khrushchev added that Greece had agreed to the bases «obviously for class reasons» but should not forget that the Soviet Union was particularly sensitive to class issues. GEORGIOS PAPANDREOU: The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Georgios Papandreou, has called for an emergency session of Parliament to debate the question of nuclear missile bases in Greece. «I don’t think we should wait until October to debate this issue,» he said, adding that the strong warning issued by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev during a visit to Albania had increased the importance of the issue. KARAMANLIS AND MALRAUX: Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis yesterday received France’s Minister for Cultural Affairs Andre Malraux for a discussion of bilateral relations.