Today and yesterday in Cairo delegates from eight Arab countries have been discussing the new clashes in Jordan between the army and the Palestinian guerrillas.
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Background: Today and yesterday in Cairo delegates from eight Arab countries have been discussing the new clashes in Jordan between the army and the Palestinian guerrillas. Jordan itself refused to take part in the discussions.
Present on Sunday was Mr Bahi Ladgham, former Tunisian Prime Minister who is chairman of the Supreme Fellow-up Committee in charge of implementing the peace accords between the guerrillas and Jordan.
He has now conferred with Brigadier Ahmed Helmy, Egyptian Chairman of the Military Committee responsible for observing peace in Jordan, and with a six-man delegation from the Palestinian Liberation Organisation.
Today in Jordan Government and guerrilla forces were accusing each other of starting renewed fighting, after a truce had been brought about by which the Palestinian guerrillas were withdrawing from Amman with their heavy arms.
But despite these reported new clashes, the withdrawal is continuing under Government supervision.