The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr.
GV: U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Mr. Donald McHenry walks down aircraft steps at Amman airport.
SV: Mr. McHenry greeted on tarmac by Mr. Zaki Ksussus,and US Embassy staff
GV: McHenry an party across tarmac and into airport lounge
CU: Mr. McHenry speaking at press conference in airport lounge. (2 shots)
GV: Basman palace exterior.
SV INTERIOR: King Hussein of Jordan speaking with Mr. McHenry
McHENRY: "I have been anxious to come here to met and speak first hand with officials in Jordan who are responsible for those questions which are also issues with which I deal in my capacity as United States representative at the United Nations. I am aware that there are possibly two requests for meetings of the Security Council. One which has been put forward by the Arab countries and perhaps a second one which may be on a different aspect of the settlements question which has apparently been introduced by Jordan. I of course, would expect to have discussions of the settlements question in general during my conversations here."
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Background: The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Donald McHenry, arrived in Amman on Saturday (16 February) for talks with king Hussein, of Jordan. The visit was part of his seven-nation tour of the Middle East and North Africa.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. McHenry's tour already has taken him to kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon. On his arrival in Amman he was greeted by the Secretary General of the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, Mr. Zaki ksussus, and US Embassy staff. Mr. McHenry referred to Jordan's request for a Security Council meeting in response to claimed "heightened Israeli aggression on the occupied West Bank".
During his talks at Basman Palace, Mr. McHenry also briefed king Hussein on American views for achieving peace through the Camp David accords, which Jordan rejects. On Monday (18 February) Mr McHenry left for Jerusalem where he is to hold talks with Israeli leaders.