The second most important figure in chain of command in the Libyan Jamahiriyah, Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud, arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on June 23.
SV Libya's Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud walking down steps of aircraft in Damascus and greeted by Foreign Minister Abdel-Halim Khaddam.
SV Jalloud and Khaddam walk towards airport terminal. (2 SHOTS)
GV Jalloud and Khaddam get into car.
(MUTE) SV INTERIOR Jalloud and Syrian President Hafez al-Assad seated. (4 SHOTS)
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Background: The second most important figure in chain of command in the Libyan Jamahiriyah, Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud, arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on June 23. He was met by Syrian Foreign Minister Abdel-Halim Khaddam and promptly had talks with President Hafez al-Assad. The visit came a week after Major Jalloud had led a delegation to Iran just after Iran and Libya had agreed to set up what they called the Islamic Liberation Army. In both Iran and Syria, Major Jalloud spoke about the conflict that had erupted in Lebanon after Israeli intervention. Reports say an Arab summit, or foreign ministers' meeting, is being organised to consider the latest upheavals in Lebanon. The ruling Baath Party in Syria is said to be devoting much time to seeking ways to help overthrow the Iraqi government of President Saddam Hussein, which is suffering from Iraqi reversals in the Gulf war against Iran.