Efforts to Resolve Differences Between Palestinian Guerrillas and Hussein Under Way

A committee representing four Arab states met in formal session In Amman last night to try to iron out the differences between Palestinian guerrillas and the regime of King Hussein. The atmosphere In the Jordanian capital was calm In contrast to the situation on June 7 when violence broke out leading to six days of bloody fighting between Hussein’s regulars and guerrilla forces. Though the King made what are considered far-reaching concessions to the guerrillas to end the fighting, many guerrilla elements are still not mollified. Ranking officials from Egypt, Algeria, Libya and the Sudan met with Jordan’s new Prime Minister Abdel Moneim Rifai and are scheduled to meet with guerrilla leaders today. The major concession of the King was the formation of a new government last Saturday. Though It contains no guerrilla leaders, it Includes seven Palestinians and several east bank Jordanians known to sympathize with the guerrilla movement. Observers here said the reconciliation task may make some headway on relatively minor issues but it will have to confront a fundamental rift between King Hussein and the Palestinians on the issue of a settlement with Israel.

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