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Government Mum on Murder Case

The government is still maintaining a tight silence on all its actions in connection with the murder of a Moroccan in Norway. Official spokesmen yesterday turned away all questioners with a flat “nothing to say” except to note that they had orders from the very highest echelons to say absolutely nothing about the affair

Some very tentative feelings of satisfaction were detectable in official circles, however, at the efforts the Norwegian Foreign Ministry was apparently making to play down the affair as much as possible. Reports from Oslo that it was the police who objected to the Israeli request to visit two Israeli suspects, while the Norwegian Foreign Ministry at first was inclined to grant it, seemed to bear out this evaluation.

It is understood that Premier Golda Meir is supervising the contacts with the Norwegian government. But officials in her office were utterly reticent They would not say when Meir Rosenne, the Foreign Ministry’s legal advisor, would return from Oslo nor what he was doing there since Monday when his request to visit the two Israelis was refused.

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