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Jordan / King Hussein's Illness #429417

CNN Evening News for Friday, Feb 05, 1999
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(Amman, Jordan: Christiane Amanpour) The return of King Hussein to Jordan to die after a failed bone marrow transplant reported; king's condition given. [King HUSSEIN - describes how he wants to be remembered; talks about memorable moments in his reign.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) White House reaction to King Hussein's condition featured; details given of the pledge to support Jordan in the transition of power to Crown Prince Abdullah after the king's death and the history of US-Jordan relations.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Amman, Jordan: Ben Wedeman) Crown Prince Abdullah, the future leader of Jordan, featured; strengths and weaknesses of the prince noted. ["Ad Dustour" Newspaper Nabil SHARIF - says Prince Abdullah is a graduate of the Jordanian army.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Israeli reaction to King Hussein's condition reported; complicated relations between Jordan and Iraq noted. [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - says the prayers of Israel are with King Hussein.] [Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon PERES - praises King Hussein.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Jim Clancy) The first sign of the "changing of the guard" of Arab leadership reported; details given of aging leaders in many Middle Eastern countries and concerns about the absence of Hussein on the Middle East peace process noted.

Amanpour, Christiane;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Clancy, Jim;
Wedeman, Ben;
Woodruff, Judy

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