• Short Summary

    King Hussein of Jordan has promised to recognise the Palestinian people's right to self determination -- "but only after the occupied territories have been liberated."
    The King was addressing the commissioning parade of officer cadets at the Royal Military Academy, about twenty miles (32 kms) northeast of the capital, Amman, on Thursday (November 22nd).

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN King Hussein inspects graduate cadets (2 shots)
    0.15

    2.
    SV Crowd
    0.17

    3.
    LV & SV Cadets slow march past King on reviewing stand (2 shots)
    0.29

    4.
    SV King Hussein on stand
    0.32

    5.
    LV Cadets march past
    0.35

    6.
    LV King Hussein speaks in Arabic
    0.42

    7.
    CU Newsman with tape recorder
    0.45

    8.
    LV King finishes speech
    0.53

    9.
    SV Audience applauding
    0.58

    10.
    GV & LV Cadets lined up (2 shots)
    1.14

    11.
    SV King presents sword to best cadet
    1.39

    12.
    SV & LV Crowd watch as cadets quick march past King (4 shots)
    1.52



    Initials BB/2144 BL/MR/BB/2214



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: King Hussein of Jordan has promised to recognise the Palestinian people's right to self determination -- "but only after the occupied territories have been liberated."
    The King was addressing the commissioning parade of officer cadets at the Royal Military Academy, about twenty miles (32 kms) northeast of the capital, Amman, on Thursday (November 22nd).

    King Hussein said, "We support the Palestinians in their right to determine their future is an atmosphere of freedom, and we shall accept whatever they decide. We shall always be on their side in this land, and together we will remain one family with common aims and hopes."
    However, the King said Jordan "did not claim, and had never claimed", to represent all Palestinians, and he supported the Palestinians right to self determination "without interference from any side."
    Foreign correspondents said the King's speech was significant, because it implied Jordanian willingness to accept international control of the West bank of the River Jordan after Israeli withdrawal, until the Palestinians settle their own future. The correspondent said the King also made it clear that Jordan wanted a complete integration of efforts by the Arab states on seeking a peace solution with Israel.

    The graduation ceremony marked the end of the 12th course for officers at the Royal Military Academy. The Academy was opened in 1950, and since then some 2,638 cadets, including many from other Arab states, have graduated from it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1E65KQ9RET9MLNRY3REJDY0B1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1E65KQ9RET9MLNRY3REJDY0B1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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