• Short Summary

    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS PALACE IN AMMAN ON SATURDAY (MARCH 23) DURING WHICH HE COMMENTED ON THE ATTACK ON HIS COUNTRY BY ISRAEL TWO DAY EARLIER.

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    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT HIS PALACE IN AMMAN ON SATURDAY (MARCH 23) DURING WHICH HE COMMENTED ON THE ATTACK ON HIS COUNTRY BY ISRAEL TWO DAY EARLIER.

    KING HUSSEIN SAID JORDAN WAS STILL WORKING FOR A PEACEFUL AND POLITICAL SETTLEMENT TO THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS BUT WANTED A JUST PEACE WHICH COULD BE THE ONLY LASTING PEACE. HE SAID IT APPEARED THAT ISRAEL'S AIMS WERE OPPOSED TO THIS.

    THE JORDANIAN KING TOLD NEWSMEN THAT ISRAEL HAD BECOME ARROGANT SINCE ITS VICTORY IN THE JUNE WAR AND WAS DEPENDING ON FORCE AND NO LONGER CLAIMING IT WAS A SMALL COUNTRY THREATENED BY THE ARAB NATION.

    EARLIER CROWDS HAD GATHERED IN THE JORDANIAN CAPITAL TO CELEBRATE THE REPULSE OF ISRAEL'S ATTACK. PEOPLE CLUSTERED ROUND A CAPTURED ISRAELI TANK AND OTHER CAPTURED WEAPONS.

    TONIGHT (SUNDAY) THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY CONDEMNED ISRAEL'S MILITARY ACTION AGAINST JORDAN AND DEPLORED - "ALL VIOLENT INCIDENTS IN VIOLATION OF THE CEASEFIRE" FROM WHATEVER SOURCE.

    THE RESOLUTION WAS A COMPROMISE WHICH MET THE UNITED STATES INSISTENCE THAT CENSURE OF THE ISRAELI ATTACK BE COUPLED WITH DENUNCIATION OF ARAB GUERRILLA RAIDS. ISRAEL HAD CITED THESE RAIDS IN JUSTIFYING ITS ATTACK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAU96JTNNOIJPF6A6OYXOHKFPH
    Media URN:
    VLVAAU96JTNNOIJPF6A6OYXOHKFPH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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