King Hussein formally announced to a meeting of prominent Jordanians and Palestinians on Wednesday(15th March) his plans for the creation of a new state to be called the United Arab Kingdom.
SV INT. Members of Government & King Hussein
SCU King speaking (IN ARABIC)
SV Ministers applaud
SV King speaks in English
SOF IN:"To see us..."
ENDS:"...and welcome you." Crowd applause and Hussein leaving room.
HUSSEIN: "To see us emerge with our plan for the future, one people, one aim, one objective -- confident, hopeful and determined -- to see us recognise our home; and attempt to do so along the best possible basis -- guaranteeing rights of old with equality and dignity -- in the face of all tracks, in the face of the times and in the face of all dangers. I thank you and welcome you".
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Background: King Hussein formally announced to a meeting of prominent Jordanians and Palestinians on Wednesday(15th March) his plans for the creation of a new state to be called the United Arab Kingdom.
Under his controversial blueprint for the future, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan would become a Federal State linking both banks of the River Jordan. Amman would become the Federal Capital, and Jerusalem would be the regional capital for the Israeli-occupied West Bank areas, and any other regions whose population wished to join the Federation, such as the Gaza Strip.
SYNOPSIS: Basman Palace in Amman -- where King Hussein announced on Wednesday his controversial proposal for the creation of the United Arab Kingdom. The new state - with Amman as its federal capital - would incorporate Israeli - occupied territories on the West bank of the River Jordan. The king went on to promise increased unity.....