American Vice-President Spiro Agnew flew into Rabat yesterday amid strict security precautions. The Moroccan stage?
GV Official aircraft taxing
CU Flags of Morocco and U.S.A.
SV Agnew down steps and greeted by Prince Abdallah and Prince Mohamed and other officials
SV Agnew & Prince Abdallah walk across tarmac (2 shots)
GV Swimming pool of palace
SV Agnew passing guard of honour and greeted by King
SV King and Agnew walk towards lounge (3 shots)
SV Agnew and King seated
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Background: American Vice-President Spiro Agnew flew into Rabat yesterday amid strict security precautions. The Moroccan stage of the Vice-President's ten nation tour was placed in jeopardy following the unsuccessful coup against King Hassan earlier this month. But the situation in Morocco is back to normal and the only sign of crisis Mr. Agnew saw was Prince Monday Abdallah who greeted him with his arm in a sling. The Prince, brother of King Hassan, was wounded during the fighting. Later Mr. Agnew had talks with King Hassan.
SYNOPSIS: United States Vice-president Spiro Agnew, at present on a ten nation world tour, has arrived in Morocco for talks with King Hassan. The only sign of the recent attempted coup against the King was Prince Moulay Abdallah who greeted the American Vice President with his arm in a sling. The Prince, brother of the King, was wounded during the fighting.
The visit by Mr. Agnew was in the balance following the abortive coup. King Hassan left the decision to Mr. Agnew. When the situation quickly returned to normal it was decided to go ahead with the tour as planned. But extra security precautions were taken. From the airport, Mr. Agnew was driven to the palace where he met King Hassan.
The two men talked about the recent mutiny and discussed the Middle East situation.
Mr. Agnew's world tour has taken him to Asia, Africa and Europe. The last stop is Portugal.....and then the Vice-President returns to the United States to report to President Nixon.