• Short Summary

    THE JORDANIAN PARLIAMENT MET IN A SECRET AND JOINT SESSION YESTERDAY TO BE BRIEFED BY PRIME MINISTER BAHJAT TELHOUNY ON THE CURRENT MIDDLE-EAST SITUATION.

  • Description

    THE JORDANIAN PARLIAMENT MET IN A SECRET AND JOINT SESSION YESTERDAY TO BE BRIEFED BY PRIME MINISTER BAHJAT TELHOUNY ON THE CURRENT MIDDLE-EAST SITUATION. LATER, THE PARLIAMENT MOVED INTO OPEN SESSION WHEN THE COUNTRY'S MASSIVE ARMS BUDGET WAS DISCUSSED.

    THE ONLY OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE SECRET SESSION OF THE PARLIAMENT WAS THAT THE PRIME MINISTER WOULD BRIEF THE NATION'S REPRESENTATIVES ON THE CURRENT MIDDLE-EAST SITUATION. SECRET AND JOINT SESSIONS OF THE AMMAN PARLIAMENT ARE, HOWEVER, RARE, AND ONLY HELD WHEN MATTERS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE ARE TO BE CONSIDERED.

    NO STATEMENT WAS MADE AFTER THE SESSION.

    LATER, PARLIAMENT MOVED INTO OPEN SESSION AND NEWSMEN, WHO HAD BEEN ASKED TO LEAVE AFTER THE FORMAL OPENING, WERE ALLOWED TO RETURN WHILE THE COUNTRY'S BUDGET WAS DISCUSSED.

    MASSIVE ARMS EXPENDITURE DOMINATES THE BUDGET, WITH THE ARMED FORCES' BILL ACCOUNTING FOR SOME GBP49-MILLIONS STERLING OUT OF A TOTAL OF ABOUT GBP98 DECIMAL 7-MILLION STERLING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAXXB52P1TVCJ4BXXIR2JJW5K2
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXXB52P1TVCJ4BXXIR2JJW5K2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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