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    IN A SURPRISE MOVE AMID THE TENSIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST, KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN FLEW TO CAIRO TODAY AND SIGNED A FIVE-YEAR MILITARY PACT WITH COLONEL NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    IN A SURPRISE MOVE AMID THE TENSIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST, KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN FLEW TO CAIRO TODAY AND SIGNED A FIVE-YEAR MILITARY PACT WITH COLONEL NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC. THE AGREEMENT PROVIDES FOR EITHER COUNTRY TO GO TO THE AID OF THE OTHER IN THE EVENT OF ATTACK.

    KING HUSSEIN'S MOVE CAME AS A SURPRISE. UNTIL NOW, RELATIONS BETWEEN JORDAN AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC HAVE BEEN STRAINED BECAUSE OF KING HUSSEIN'S PRO-WESTERN OUTLOOK. NOW, HOWEVER, THERE IS NO QUESTION OF THE SOLIDARITY OF ALL ARAB COUNTRIES IN THE CONFRONTATION WITH ISRAEL.

    TOP LEVEL REPRESENTATIVES WERE EXPECTED TO CAIRO TODAY TO DISCUSS THE ISRAELI SITUATION, BUT THE ARRIVAL OF KING HUSSEIN WAS UNEXPECTED. KING HUSSEIN WAS MET AT A CAIRO AIRBASE BY PRESIDENT NASSER AND THE TWO MEN DROVE TO PRESIDENT NASSER'S KUBBEH PALACE.

    LATER, THE MILITARY PACT WAS SIGNED AND THE CEREMONY BROADCAST LIVE BY CAIRO RADIO. IN A SHORT SPEECH AT THE SIGNING. PRESIDENT NASSER SAID THAT THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC AND JORDAN WERE FACING A CHALLENGE "NOT ONLY FROM ISRAEL, BUT FROM THOSE WHO ARE BEHIND ISRAEL -- THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN."
    THE TERMS OF THE TREATY PROVIDE FOR JOINT RESPONSE TO AGGRESSION AND THE SETTING UP OF A JOINT MILITARY COMMAND. THE TREATY WILL LAST FIVE YEARS.

    JORDAN, WHICH HAS A 200-MILE BORDER WITH ISRAEL, HAD ALREADY ORDERED FULL MOBILISATION BEFORE THE TREATY WAS SIGNED AND WHEN KING HUSSEIN RETURNED TO AMMAN LATER TODAY, HE WAS MET BY A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME FROM THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VGSOTQWEHWM4GDYOQS4PW6VK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VGSOTQWEHWM4GDYOQS4PW6VK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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