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    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE BASMAN PALACE IN AMMAN ON MONDAY.

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    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE BASMAN PALACE IN AMMAN ON MONDAY. HE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HE DID NOT ACCUSE ANY NATION OF SENDING PLANES TO HELP ISRAEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST WAR.

    ASKED ABOUT ARAB CLAIMS THAT BRITISH AND AMERICAN PLANES TOOK PART IN THE WAR ON THE ISRAELI SIDE, THE KING TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE: "WE DO NOT ACCUSE ANY NATION. WE WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED, I WHO WAS AGAINST US, WHETHER ISRAEL WAS ALONE OR RECEIVED HELP FROM SOME OTHER QUARTER."
    ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ARAB REPORTS, KING HUSSEIN SAID: "OUR RADAR GAVE US THE IMPRESSION THAT WE MIGHT FACE A FORCE STRONGER THAN ISRAEL'S IN VIEW OF THE HUGE NUMBER OF ENEMY AIRCRAFT. ENEMY AIRCRAFT APPEARED ON THE RADAR SCREENS AT SEA LEVEL."
    HE SAID A RADAR SCREEN WAS SCANNING THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST CLOSE TO THE ISRAELI AND U.A.R. COAST DURING THE EARLY HOURS OF THE WAR. SEVERAL INTERPRETATIONS HAD BEEN GIVEN OF THE PLANES WHICH APPEARED ON THE SCREEN, HE SAID. THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN ISRAELI AIRCRAFT WHICH TOOK OFF FROM LAND BASES OR FROM THE SEA.

    HE TOLD THE 60 ARAB AND FOREIGN JOURNALISTS AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THE WEST BANK OF THE RIVER JORDAN, WHICH WAS OCCUPIED BY ISRAEL DURING THE WAR, WAS AN IMPORTANT PART OF HIS COUNTRY "AND OF OUR HOMELAND JUST AS JORDAN IS PART OF THE ARAB WORLD."

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    Film ID:
    VLVABTS4B7GIX3FAHO7NTXBQGFV2Z
    Media URN:
    VLVABTS4B7GIX3FAHO7NTXBQGFV2Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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