In Jordan the Palestine guerrilla leader, Yassar Arafat, says he will have nothing to do with any peace talks between Arabs and Israelis which United Nations Middle East negotiator Dr.
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TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 4) YASSAR ARAFAT: "I said it once -- we have nothing to do with Jarring, because our revolution started before the June War. It started at the beginning of '65, and our aim is to liberate our country".
INTERVIEWER: "But you have always before said that if the Arab governments make a peaceful settlement with Israel that doesn't give the Palestinians what they want, that you would go on fighting after a peace agreement. Is that still your position?"
YASSAR ARAFAT: "We'll continue our fighting till liberating our own land."
INTERVIEWER: "Is that very realistic? I mean, you have taken a military hiding, as we would say, in the last few months. Surely you're not in a position to do that?"
YASSAR ARAFAT: "You see, one thousand miles start is one step. We know that we will fight for a long time, and we believe in the popular war, for a long breadth war."
INTERVIEWER: "So if peace talks were to start under Doctor Jarring -- if representatives from Jordan and Egypt and Israel got together, if they asked you to come to the conference table, you would not go?"
YASSAR ARAFAT: "Definitely not, because I have nothing to do with these talks".
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Background: In Jordan the Palestine guerrilla leader, Yassar Arafat, says he will have nothing to do with any peace talks between Arabs and Israelis which United Nations Middle East negotiator Dr. Gunnar Jarring is currently trying to bring about.