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    King Hassan the Second of Morocco on Friday confirmed that Libya had broken off diplomatic relations with Morocco.

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    King Hassan the Second of Morocco on Friday confirmed that Libya had broken off diplomatic relations with Morocco.

    At a press conference in Rabat, he explained the circumstances under which they were broken off, and also gave an account of how the ten officers executed for leading last week's coup had come to be condemned to death and in his view legally executed.

    Reporters asked him first of all under what conditions Morocco would re-establish relations with Libya.

    SYNOPSIS: King Hassan the Second of Morocco confirmed at a Press Conference in Rabat on Friday that Libya had broken off diplomatic relations with Morocco. He explained the circumstances surrounding this development, and also those behind the execution of the ten officers who were said to have led the recent attempted coup.

    King Hassan said he was sorry to say first of all that Morocco had been attacked by Libya. It was Libya who first broke off their diplomatic relations, and they should be asked under what circumstances they might be re-established. Asked if he had spoken personally to the ten officers executed for leading the attempted coup, the King said he had not. He added the following only to put an end to an argument begun by a leading French daily, and which he had not wanted to get into. He had kept the secret to himself that the officers were actually condemned to death as if on the field of battle by a council of war. But that, he said, was a domestic matter which he had not been obliged to divulge.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEF1NHBQ00SWKPAXDETOD22OIE
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF1NHBQ00SWKPAXDETOD22OIE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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