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    King Hussein of Jordan briefed U.S. President Richard Nixon on his plan for a federated?

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    GV. EXT. White House.

    GV & MV INT. Hussein and Nixon talking (4 shots)

    GV EXT. State Department.

    SV PAN INT. Hussein and Rogers through building (sound starts)

    MV Rogers and Hussein shake hands and Hussein speaks to press.

    "I'm very pleased.."

    SOF ENDS: "...Thank you very, very much.

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: HUSSEIN "I'm very pleased indeed to have this opportunity to be in Washington once again, and the United States. Whenever I have the privilege and the pleasure of such a visit, I always felt at home and amongst friends. I had the privilege of meeting the President this morning and our friends, and will do so in the next few days as an opportunity to exchange points of view and to discuss problems of mutual interest...I'm very heartened by the very kind welcome I've received by all, and I'm very happy indeed to be once again here in the United States. Thank you very, very much.

    Initials VS/17.58 VS/18.07

    EDITORS NOTE: The first 14 feet of this film are silent. Natural sound begins in the fourth sequence and speech in the fifth.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: King Hussein of Jordan briefed U.S. President Richard Nixon on his plan for a federated kingdom, comprising both banks of the River Jordan, at a White House meeting on Tuesday (March 28). Later, the King held talks with Secretary of State William Rogers at the State William Rogers at the State Department.

    The King's visit to Washington, begun on Monday, is part of his world tour to spell out the proposals he would like to put into effect if Israel agrees to withdrew from the West Bank.

    Informed sources in the U.S. capital said the King also asked the United States for 15 million dollars (nearly 6 million pounds sterling) in additional military aid for Jordan.

    Diplomatic sources said the King would probably have more success in getting increased military aid than in gaining approval of his plans for re-organising Jordan.

    While in the United States, King Hussein was scheduled to spend a brief holiday in Florida following a medical examination at Washington's Walter Reed Army Hospital.

    SYNOPSIS: At the White House on Tuesday, Jordan' King Hussein met with U.S. President Richard Nixon to explain his plans for a federated state of Jordan. Informed sources said the King also asked for an increase of nearly six million pounds sterling in U.S. military aid.

    Later, at the State Department, the King held further discussions with U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers on his proposal for a United Arab Kingdom, comprising both banks of the River Jordan. King Hussein's visit to the U.S. is part of a world tour aimed at getting international support for his Jordan proposal. While at the State Department, the King talked about his visit with newsmen.

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