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    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN HAS PERSONALLY TAKEN COMMAND OF THE JORDANIAN ARMED FORCES. HE ANNOUNCED?

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    MR. AL-TALHOUNI MEETING WITH CABINET AT OFFICIAL PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE.




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    Background: KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN HAS PERSONALLY TAKEN COMMAND OF THE JORDANIAN ARMED FORCES. HE ANNOUNCED THIS AS HIS NEWLY APPOINTED PRIME MINISTER WAS MEETING WITH THE NEW CABINET. THE CABINET SHUFFLE AND THE KING'S MOVE CAME OVER THIS WEEKEND FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF PREMIER SAAD JUMA'S. THE NEW PRIME MINISTER IS BAHJAT AL-TALHOUNI, BUT HE'S NOT NEW TO THE JOB - HE'S BEEN PRIME MINISTER THREE TIMES BEFORE AND HELD SEVERAL OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

    IN A LETTER TO THE NEW PREMIER THE KING SAID THE PALESTINE QUESTION "WAS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH" TO JORDAN. "JORDAN'S AIM IS TO SAVE THE DIGNITY OF THE ARAB NATIONS, REMOVE THE TRACES IF AGGRESSION AND RECOVER THE IMMORTAL CITY OF JERUSALEM AS AN ARAB CITY." THE LETTER READ. HE ASKED MR. TALHOUNI TO REBUILD JORDAN'S ARMED FORCES AND TO PREPARE THE ENTIRE JORDANIAN COMMUNITY FOR THE OBLIGATIONS THAT AWAITED IT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0E6KWDCGWF57CR9LKBKEZA0Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0E6KWDCGWF57CR9LKBKEZA0Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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