Editorial Note

Vice President Richard Nixon was in Libya on December 12 and 13, 1953, as part of his goodwill trip to the Near and Far East. While in Libya, he spoke with both King Idris and Prime Minister Muntasser. On his return, he spent the afternoons of December 21–23 at the Department [Page 578]of State, discussing various aspects of his trip with Department officers. On January 8, 1954, he made a lengthy report to officers of the Department. Documentation on this topic is in Department of State file 033.1100 NI/1–1854.