21 September 1953 Western observers believe moves indicate a widespread development of Soviet technical aid to Communist countries

Moscow, September 20
The Soviet Prime Minister, Mr Malenkov, last night bitterly denounced American Far East policy and accused her of failing to move towards “a final peaceful settlement” in Korea after the armistice. Russia had earlier announced an agreement to help North Korea to rebuild her war-damaged country. Western observers here believe these moves indicate a widespread development of Soviet technical aid to Communist countries as a possible counter to the American mutual assistance programme.

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