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Report PLO Moving Its Hq to Baghdad

Reports from media sources in several Persian Gulf states indicate that the PLO plans to move its headquarters from Tunis to Baghdad, the World Jewish Congress reported today.

According to WJC monitoring sources, radio broadcasts from Dubai on October 16 stated that “the PLO leadership has adopted a secret decision pertaining to moving its headquarters to Baghdad.” The decision comes in the wake of the Israeli bombing of PLO headquarters in Tunis, and heightened differences between the PLO and Tunisian authorities in the aftermath of the Achille Lauro hijacking.

The United Arab Emirates newspaper, Al-Bayan, said an official decision regarding the transfer of PLO headquarters would be issued “no later than next month.” Yasir Arafat expressed appreciation for Iraq’s support for the Palestinian cause when he was received by President Saddam Hussein on October 16, Baghdad Radio reported.

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