LONDON (Dec. 15)
Experts on Arab affairs said here today that, despite efforts at unity at the Arab Defense Council, the three “revolutionary” states – Egypt, Syria and Iraq — have decided to push a coordinated campaign against King Hussein’s regime in Jordan.
According to the experts, the three Arab countries are seeking to use the Defense Council itself as an instrument to force King Hussein to accept units of their troops. The king has agreed to accept troops from Saudi Arabia but attached conditions considered as practically nullifying the proposal.
The three countries also plan to continue to send El Fatah guerrillas from Syria to Jordan and then into Israel to keep Jordanian-Israeli border tensions at a peak, the experts asserted.