• Short Summary

    Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat arrived in Amman on February 26 to re-open a dialogue with King Hussein of Jordan.Arafat flew from PLO headquarters in Tunis at the invitation of King Hussein to resume peace talks, which were broken off 10 months ago.Arafat was greeted on arrival by Prime Minister Ahmed Obeidat and other Jordanian officials.At a press conference, Arafat struck a cautious note and pointed out that the agenda to be covered was long.Diplomatic observers were not optimistic of quick results.Arafat lacks a consensus as Syrian-and Libyan-backed Palestinian radicals have refused to let King Hussein represent them in talks with the United States and Israel.This issue caused talks with King Hussein to collapse last April.PLO sources in Tunis said the main issue to be discussed included the status of Palestinians in Jordan, the recent reactivation of the Jordanian Parliament and the possibility of basing PLO forces in Jordan.Both Yasser Arafat and King Hussein are concerned over Israel's policy in the occupied West Bank.Arafat condemned Israel's 'Judaisation' policy.King Hussein is worried that Jordan may lose the West Bank without immediate political action.Hussein has blamed President Reagan for not putting enough pressure on Israel to halt the building of Jewish settlements on the West Bank.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Arafat steps down from aircraft and greeted by Prime Minister Obediat of Jordan and others.
    0.26

    2.
    GV Arafat and party walk red carpet to building.
    0.35

    3.
    SV INTERIOR Arafat and Obeidat hold press conference, Arafat answers in Arabic, sound low level.
    0.58

    4.
    SV Cameramen at presser.
    1.00

    5.
    SV & GV INTERIOR Yasser Arafat seated with King Hussein and members of cabinet. (4 SHOTS)
    1.33




    Initials BB/JRS





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    Background: Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat arrived in Amman on February 26 to re-open a dialogue with King Hussein of Jordan.Arafat flew from PLO headquarters in Tunis at the invitation of King Hussein to resume peace talks, which were broken off 10 months ago.Arafat was greeted on arrival by Prime Minister Ahmed Obeidat and other Jordanian officials.At a press conference, Arafat struck a cautious note and pointed out that the agenda to be covered was long.Diplomatic observers were not optimistic of quick results.Arafat lacks a consensus as Syrian-and Libyan-backed Palestinian radicals have refused to let King Hussein represent them in talks with the United States and Israel.This issue caused talks with King Hussein to collapse last April.PLO sources in Tunis said the main issue to be discussed included the status of Palestinians in Jordan, the recent reactivation of the Jordanian Parliament and the possibility of basing PLO forces in Jordan.Both Yasser Arafat and King Hussein are concerned over Israel's policy in the occupied West Bank.Arafat condemned Israel's 'Judaisation' policy.King Hussein is worried that Jordan may lose the West Bank without immediate political action.Hussein has blamed President Reagan for not putting enough pressure on Israel to halt the building of Jewish settlements on the West Bank.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8QGOJUCSSSQEOF5NBVWB4IUAL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QGOJUCSSSQEOF5NBVWB4IUAL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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