• Short Summary

    Delegates from the 14 member countries of the Arab League met in emergency session in Cairo yesterday (Saturday, Sept 5) to discuss the critical situation in Jordan.

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    Delegates from the 14 member countries of the Arab League met in emergency session in Cairo yesterday (Saturday, Sept 5) to discuss the critical situation in Jordan.

    The meeting is going on again today.

    The meeting was called to discuss the situation in Jordan where clashes last week between Jordanian forces and Palestine Commandos left 200 people killed or wounded. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (F.L.O.) requested that the meeting be held and representatives of a Palestine Commando group attended the meeting.

    The clashes have put King Hussein of Jordan under severe pressure just as peace moves on the Middle East are in a critical phase.

    The Palestine guerrillas oppose the peace moves, which were initiated by the United States.

    After the opening session yesterday the cairo meeting went into closed session under the chairmanship of Abdullah Salloum Al-Samerai of Iraq.

    Last night a three-man committee representing Jordan, the commandos and the arab League drafted a resolution aimed at avoiding further clashes in Amman. The delegates will study the resolution today ( Sunday ).

    The Lebanese Foreign Minister, Mr. Nassim Majdalani, told reporters last night (Saturday) that the meeting had been held in a cordial atmosphere and that all delegates has spoken during the session.

    Meanwhile with the meeting going on last night Libya suspended all aid to Jordan pending clarification of the situation in Jordan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6U1QFJS94D2QA85NRO34WX1GW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6U1QFJS94D2QA85NRO34WX1GW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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