• Short Summary

    Making his first public appearance in Amman since the fighting of the previous week between Palestinian guerrillas and the army, King Hussein called at a Palace Press Conference on Thursday (June 17) for public support for the Jordanian army.

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    Making his first public appearance in Amman since the fighting of the previous week between Palestinian guerrillas and the army, King Hussein called at a Palace Press Conference on Thursday (June 17) for public support for the Jordanian army.

    At other points during his statement, King Hussein said he was struggling to prevent the 'complete destruction' of his life's work. He had no intention of abdicating however.

    He heaped praise on his two relatives, armed forces commander Major-General Nasser Ben Jamil, and Major General Zeid Ben Shaker, commander of the their armoured division, whom he dismissed because guerrillas consider them opposed to the Fedayeen cause.

    The King went out of his way to praise resistance groups such as the Palestine Liberation Organisation and Fatah -- the main-stream guerrilla organisations.

    But he made no direct reference to left-wing groups such as the Popular Front For the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Democratic Front, whose leader, Nayef Hawatmeh, called on June 16 for the dissolution of special security units, the purging of reactionaries from responsible positions, and the trial of those who instigated the clashes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0BL82VIJX1C8ZE4IKRRDGALL
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0BL82VIJX1C8ZE4IKRRDGALL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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