CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Implications for United States policy in Mideast of administration's abandonment of efforts to sell arms to Jordan and Saudi Arabia examined. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - notes prospects for approval in Congress] Jordan's King Hussein recalled interpreting Senator opposition to sale as attack on his cntry.'s reliability as friend of US. [HUSSEIN - won t sacrifice Jordan's dignity to purchase arms from US.] Econs. involved in sale mentioned; Jordan thought beginning negotiations with France for purchase of their similar missile system. Diplomatic implications of United States loss of sale explained.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin
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