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Arab Summit #63249

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 1980
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(Studio) Divisiveness at Arab summit in Amman, Jordan, noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Amman, Jordan) Boycott of anti-Israeli summit by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and 5 hardline ntns., allegedly due to Syria's opposition to Iraq's invasion of Iran, cited; films shown. Display of support for Iraq's President Saddam Hussein by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Fahd sending similar messages of support from King Khalid Ibn Abdul Aziz and Saudi nation reported, shown. Significance of event discussed.

(DC) Syria's incrd. military presence on border with Jordan and Jordan's response along Israeli border reported; possible rationale for Syrian buildup discussed.
REPORTER: John McWethy

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
McWethy, John

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