US abandons UN projects that could aid East bloc

The United States has decided to pull out of United Nations projects that could aid the Soviet bloc, senior UN officials said Monday.

Washington informed the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) here last month that it no longer would take part in its programs promoting East-West cooperation in energy production and use. Several ECE projects for exchange of information in the energy field, especially natural gas, coal, and electricity, will be affected.

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