King Hussein of Jordan briefed U.S. President Richard Nixon on his plan for a federated?
King Hussein of Jordan briefed U.S. President Richard Nixon on his plan for a federated kingdom, comprising both banks of the River Jordan, at a White House meeting on Tuesday (March 28). Later, the King held talks with Secretary of State William Rogers at the State William Rogers at the State Department.
The King's visit to Washington, begun on Monday, is part of his world tour to spell out the proposals he would like to put into effect if Israel agrees to withdrew from the West Bank.
Informed sources in the U.S. capital said the King also asked the United States for 15 million dollars (nearly 6 million pounds sterling) in additional military aid for Jordan.
Diplomatic sources said the King would probably have more success in getting increased military aid than in gaining approval of his plans for re-organising Jordan.
While in the United States, King Hussein was scheduled to spend a brief holiday in Florida following a medical examination at Washington's Walter Reed Army Hospital.
SYNOPSIS: At the White House on Tuesday, Jordan' King Hussein met with U.S. President Richard Nixon to explain his plans for a federated state of Jordan. Informed sources said the King also asked for an increase of nearly six million pounds sterling in U.S. military aid.
Later, at the State Department, the King held further discussions with U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers on his proposal for a United Arab Kingdom, comprising both banks of the River Jordan. King Hussein's visit to the U.S. is part of a world tour aimed at getting international support for his Jordan proposal. While at the State Department, the King talked about his visit with newsmen.