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    In an interview in Amman, King Hussein explained now he felt about a Palestine guerrillas and about further threats on his life.

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    CU King Hussein speaks
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: HUSSEIN: Sir, I've never intended to liquidate anybody who really is earnestly and sincerely working to liberate his homeland, this was never my intention and never will be. But somebody who is trying to destroy the very base from which he can do so, somebody who is trying to destroy this country, or leave it wide open for any quarter to exploit the situation to the detriment of the Palestine cause, and the Arab cause as a whole, is an entirely different matter.



    REPORTER: But you will liquidate those people.



    HUSSEIN: We will certainly have to sort it out with them one way or the other. And certainly we are going to do our utmost to unite our people and to keep them free from the influences that have been so active from outside.



    REPORTER: Very briefly, what would you say are the lessons the Arab world as a whole should learn from what's happened in Jordan in the past week?



    HUSSEIN: That it is only through dealing with problems right at the beginning, it is only through organisation, it is only through a joint and proper effort, it is only through sincerity, it is only through honesty that such disasters could be averted. As for the sea of blood, it was not of my making or my wish at all and maybe some of the people who speak of it are mainly responsible for things reaching this point, because they were unable themselves to control the movement and control its direction and control it in every sense and every respect to serve the cause of Palestine.



    REPORTER: We haven't been able to get out very often because there haven't been many case-fire periods, but when we have got out, we've tried to find Palestines and talks to them and without exception those few we've talked to have said that you'll very soon be assassinated, that the next bullet won't miss. Do you think that your life, because of what's happened ??? in greater ???



    HUSSEIN: So you live with yourself and when the time comes it does come and I've been through so much that I believe in that very, very much indeed, and I'm not going to suddenly run away from a bullet. I probably wouldn't be fast enough anyway.




    Initials JB/PN/APK/0243 JB/PN/APK/0251


    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO INTRODUCTION TO THIS FILM WHICH STARTS WITH KING HUSSEIN SPEAKING.

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    Background: In an interview in Amman, King Hussein explained now he felt about a Palestine guerrillas and about further threats on his life.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB56EIL9R4EN7CAOYOJJ0DINDF
    Media URN:
    VLVAB56EIL9R4EN7CAOYOJJ0DINDF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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