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    King Hussein returned to Jordan on Saturday (30 March) after visits to the United States and the United Kingdom.

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    King Hussein returned to Jordan on Saturday (30 March) after visits to the United States and the United Kingdom.

    He as greeted at Amman Airport by his brother, Crown Prince Hassan and his sons, Princes Abdalah and Faisal as well as senior Jordanian government and military officials.

    In the United States, King Hussein had talks with President Nixon on Jordan's future role in a Middle East settlement.

    The King also met the United States Defence Secretary, Mr. James Schlesinger. The two men discussed Jordan's military requirements, as well as an extension of Jordan's three-year 51 million sterling (122 million dollars U.S.) arms agreement, which expires in June.

    The Unites States is reported to be willing to provide Jordan with 20 new TSE supersonic fighter-bombers and to send exports to plan the setting-up of the Hawk surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile system.

    SYNOPSIS: On Saturday evening, King Hussein arrived back in Jordan after a three-week absence. Waiting for his arrival at Amman airport, his brother, Crown prince Hassan and the King's sons, Prince Abdallah and Prince Faisal. King Hussein was at the controls of the Royal aircraft.

    King Hussein has been in the United States and the United Kingdom. While he was in the United States, King Hussein has talks with President Nixon on Jordan's future role in a Middle East settlement. He also met the United States Defence Secretary, Mr. Schlesinger. The two men discussed Jordan's military requirements as well as an extension of the nation's arms agreement with the United States which expires in June. The agreement was signed three years ago, and was worth fifty-one million pounds.

    According to sources in Washington, the United States is to provide Jordan with twenty new supersonic fighter-bombers, as part of a fresh military aid programme.

    Relations between the United States and Jordan are very close, and President Nixon is keen to help maintain the stability of Jordan, as well as strengthening its military position.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABEUAGJKBQ2V4MR9GIXI9OF3XA
    Media URN:
    VLVABEUAGJKBQ2V4MR9GIXI9OF3XA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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