King Hussein of Jordan on Saturday (I December) called for inter-Arab consultations before deciding whether to boycott the Middle East Peace conference, due to open in Geneva on December 18.
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Background: King Hussein of Jordan on Saturday (I December) called for inter-Arab consultations before deciding whether to boycott the Middle East Peace conference, due to open in Geneva on December 18.
Opening a new session of the Gordanian Parliament in Amman, King Hussein said he needed "more clarification" of the decision by the Arab summit conference in Algiers, this week, to recognise the Palestinian commando leadership as sloe representative of the Palestinian people.
The King refused to go to Algiers and warned in advance that he would also Soycott the Geneva peace talks if the Arab leaders took this decision.
In his policy speech from the throne, the King said he was prepared to fight in any international forum to recover Arab territory and rights.
But he warned that "according the representation of our people to others, means barring us from guaranteeing the rights of our people on the (occupied ) West Bank...."
King Hussein called for the Palestinians west of the river to be allowed to determine their future in a plebiscite supervised by the United Nations as soon as Israel withdrew from the territory.
The 38-year-old King said that in order to achieve Arab aspirations, all Arab military, economic and political potential should remain mobilised "in support of the Arab stand and to confront the Israeli aggression until it recedes".