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Syria-Jordan Rel. #63442

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 1980
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(Studio) Incring. Syrian military build-up on its border with Jordan reported; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Amman, Jordan) Efforts by Jordan's King Hussein, barking Iraq in war with Iran and lately ignoring Syrian boycott of Arab summit, to prevent mil. clash with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad examined; films shown. [HUSSEIN - comments.] Dilemma faced by Hussein while Saudi Arabia and other moderates try to determine motive for Hafez's behavior noted.

(DC) United States analysis of Syria's attitude towards Jordan discussed; map shown. Rel. between Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia said of particular concern to Syria; details given. Syria's paranoia thought possibly heightened by Jordan's request for United States arms to offset Syrian build-up.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Mideast concern over possible course of Saudi action with regard to oil outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
McWethy, John

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