King Hussein of Jordan was welcomed by the Shah of Iran when he arrived in Teheran on Sunday (November 18) to discuss the Middle East.
The Shah of Iran and wife greets Hussein and other dignitaries
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GV King Hussein talks to Shah and wife
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Background: King Hussein of Jordan was welcomed by the Shah of Iran when he arrived in Teheran on Sunday (November 18) to discuss the Middle East. The purpose of his visit was to try and formulate a unified Arab and Islamic policy on the conditions for an Arab peace with Israel.
The King was accompanied by the Jordanian Prime Minister, Mr. Zeid Al-Rifai, and the Army Chief of Staff, Major-General Zeid Ben Shaker. King Hussein who will be the guest of honour at a banquet has traditionally close ties with the Shah.
During the recent war Jordan sent troops to help the Syrians. Iran, one of the world's largest oil producers, did not join the Arab nations in their cut-back in oil supplies to the countries supporting Israel. She has maintained strong ties with the United States, the main target of the cut-back. King Hussein has recently said that peace will only come to the Middle East when Israel withdraws from Arab territory occupied during the 1967 war.
The King has just returned from a rapid tour of Arab countries, including Syria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. On the day he departed for Iran, a delegation arrived from Pakistan with a proposal for an Islamic summit on the Middle East.