OPINION

June 27, 1959

YUGOSLAVIA-ALBANIA: Belgrade, 26 – A Yugoslav Foreign Ministry spokesman announced today that the communist leader of the Socialist People’s Republic of Albania, Enver Hoxha, who recently launched fresh verbal attacks against Yugoslavia, has «created a Cold War climate in the Balkans that is contrary to the efforts being made to improve relations between these countries in a way that favors peace in Europe,» The spokesman, who recalled that Hoxha had signed an accord with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev stating among other things that the Albanian government would in the future base its relations with Yugoslavia on mutual respect and the lack of interference in the other’s domestic affairs, expressed his government’s disappointment. Hoxha said there had been expectations that Albania would make an effort to abide by the spirit of that statement, but his most recent statements have shown that Albania’s policy of hostility toward Yugoslavia is continuing. ALGERIA: Algiers – Algerian nationalists made their most daring attack against the French since the beginning of the war in the North African country.