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Mideast / US-Jordan Relations #89049

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 18, 1984
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(Studio) Jordan's King Hussein reported threatening to purchase weapons from USSR if United States turns his request down; his displeasure with recent US Mideast policy noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Reagan administration `s effort to get congress approval of sale of Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Jordan noted. [Courtesy CBS, "Face the Nation", HUSSEIN - believes sale is doomed due to Israeli lobby in US.] Status of legislature in Congress described; Hussein's recent remarks in "New York Times" interview condemning United States lack of principles and extent of Israeli political pressure in Mideast recalled, quoted on screen. [HUSSEIN - will purchase necessary arms from any source available.]
REPORTER: Dennis Troute

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Troute, Dennis
Duration:
00:02:00

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