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Soviet Union Reported Offering to Sell Jordan Arms

Soviet Russia has offered to sell arms to Jordan, which is being pressured by Egyptian diplomats to accept the offer, according to a report from Amman to the Daily Express here.

A former member of the Jordanian cabinet is said to have reported that Moscow is using the arms offer as an inducement to get Jordan’s approval for setting up diplomatic relationships between Amman and Moscow. The offer is reported to have been made to Jordan by Daniel Solod, Russia’s former Ambassador to Cairo, who is now in charge of the Middle East section in the Foreign Ministry at Moscow.