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Ex-king Hussein Permitted to Settle in Transjordania

October 20, 1924
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The exiled Hussein, ex-king and caliph will finally be permitted to take refuge at Amman, the capital of Transjordania where his son Abdullah rules. The representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned that Sir Herbert Samuel at the request of Transjordania obtained permission from the British Colonial Office for Hussein to settle in Transjordania. A condition, however, stipulated that Hussein is not to interfere in the political affairs of Transjordania or Palestine. The exiled king is expected to arrive at Amman tomorrow.

Opposition to Hussein setting in Transjordania came from Rikabi Pasha, the Prime Minister in the Transjordania cabinet, who is now the actual dictator of the country. Rikabi Pasha, a Syrian Arab politician, is known for his irresistible desire for power and his unscrupulous political intrigues. He is afraid that with the arrival of Hussein in Amman, he may lose his power.

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