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Mideast Peace / Hussein #83627

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 10, 1983
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(Studio) Jordan's King Hussein reported announcing his decision not to enter Mideast peace negotiations with Israel; implications for President Reagan's peace plan noted. Israel recalled opposed to President's plan as well.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Amman, Jordan) Hussein's withdrawal from PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) peace efforts, apparently decided following mtgs. with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat, examined; films shown. Jordanian cabinet's communique quoted.
REPORTER: Bob Dyk

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Reaction of Israeli cabinet to Hussein's decision examined; films shown. Israel's warning to Reagan on efforts to get Arab consensus on peace talks recalled; cabinet said also rejecting State Department's promise to Hussein to halt West Bank Jewish settlements if he did enter negotiations. [Cabinet spokesperson Dan MERIDOR - dismisses United States pressure.] Future West Bank settlements mentioned. [Courtesy "This Wk.", Jimmy CARTER - believes pressure on Israel is wrong approach; explains.] Issue of continuing Camp David agreement considered.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Possibility that Hussein's announcement today is effort to pressure PLO into negotiating position cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Reagan said blaming radical PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) elements for Hussein's decision. [REAGAN - thinks militant PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) is at fault; believes their demanded changes are unacceptable to Hussein, King Fahd and to himself; is optimistic about peace plan.] Hussein said not actually rejecting President's peace proposal. [PLO spokesperson Hassan RAHMAN - doesn't think Hussein has withdrawn from process.] [Mideast expert William QUANDT - agrees.] Future course of peace process considered.
REPORTER: Anne Garrels

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Dyk, Bob;
Garrels, Anne;
Seamans, Bill
Duration:
00:05:40

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