Jordan's King Hussein opened the fifth meeting of the United Arab Parliament in Amman on Monday (17 January).
SV PAN United Arab Parliament representatives waiting for King Hussein
SV King Hussein arrives and shakes hands with officials watched by police (3 shots)
SV INTERIOR Representatives listening as Hussein speaks (7 shots)
GV EXTERIOR New Jordan Parliament building
SVs Delegates of working section of Arab Parliament having talks at table (7 shots)
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Background: Jordan's King Hussein opened the fifth meeting of the United Arab Parliament in Amman on Monday (17 January).
M. Fahoum was referring to the deaths of Kamal Nasser, Kamal Adouan and Youssef Najjar in April 1972. He also claimed he had documents which proved that some Lebanese leaders were "collaborating with the Israeli enemy."
SYNOPSIS: The parliament has 13 member countries, but only ten attended this session. They were Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Lebanon, Mauritania, north and south Yemen and the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
As well as King Hussein, several members of his parliament also attended. The main purpose for the meeting was to discuss the situation in the Middle East. But arguments began soon after the opening between the Presidents of the National Lebanese Assembly, Kamel Al Asaad and of the National Palestinian Council, Khaled Al Fahoum. M. Assad criticised the presence of the Palestinian armies in Lebanon and the "marxist, left-wing tendencies" of the Fedayine group. He said the Palestinian resistance had always said the toppling of certain Arab regimes was the only way to achieve liberation. He classed these as being strange ideals that led to nothing.
Before the delegates went into working groups, they heard M. Fahoum admit that certain errors had been committed.
But he also pointed out that three Palestinian leaders had been murdered in Beirut without the police or Lebanese army doing anything to prevent the deaths, although they were close by at the time.