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King of Jordan Says He Will Aid Egypt “if Attacked by Israel”

Jordan’s King Hussein asserted today that he would come to the aid of the United Arab Republic “if President Nasser were attacked by Israel.” He made the statement in an interview with the Amman correspondent of the London Daily Mail.

“I do not foresee the possibility of entering a military alliance between our two countries,” the King said. “Our past discourages such a step. But this would not stop us from coming to the aid of President Nasser if he were attacked by Israel.” The King also told the correspondent that he feels his country is “carrying by far the greatest share of the burden” of the Arab refugees.