Jordan's King Hussein told foreign correspondents in Amman November 17, why his country had decided to withdraw her complaint to the United Nations against the United Arab Republic for last week's interception of his plane over Syria.
G.V. BASMAN PALACE.
L.V.INT. KING HUSSEIN AT HEAD OF TABLE ADDRESSING THE PRESS.
S.C.U. KING HUSSEIN.
S.V. MEMBERS OF THE PRESS MAKING NOTES.
S.V. KING HUSSEIN.
G.V. THE CONFERENCE.
TRANSCRIPT: KING HUSSEIN: "It was disappointing to me to have been met with open aggression. I therefore came to realize that the policy of obstruction still occupies the minds of some Arab politicians. I also realised that there is still more to be done in the way of achieving stability.
"My Government could have submitted the case to the Security Council - but I thought such an action would impair the good results which we achieved in co-operation with the other Arab sister states at the international forum.
"In living up to our responsibilities towards our people, and in observing the conditions of stability and tranquillity in our region, I thought I would rather consider the case within a personal scope. In fact the loyalty and sincerity of my nation were to me the best reward."
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Background: Jordan's King Hussein told foreign correspondents in Amman November 17, why his country had decided to withdraw her complaint to the United Nations against the United Arab Republic for last week's interception of his plane over Syria.
The young King said:
But King Hussein made it clear the matter was not completely closed. "We feel it imperative that we must secure means for guaranteeing non-repetition of such provocative incidents .......... the recurrence of such events is a threat to international peace.
"My government, therefore, is in contact with the appropriate authorities for the attainment of such objectives."