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Arafat's Address to the United Nations

December 10, 1988

The United Nations General Assembly's move to hear Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat in Geneva is an unfortunate and costly precedent. The nations that voted for the move (all 151 of them) should be reminded that they are vulnerable to the same demagogy themselves: The French, the Spanish, the Turks, the Chinese should realize that any day the Corsicans, the Basques, the Kurds, and the Tibetans may declare their homeland an independent state and demand that their leaders should be heard in the U.N. Will they then vote meekly to hear terrorists from the U.N. platform? Don't these governments think before they vote?

PETER BARNA

Los Angeles

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