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Arab League Discusses Sanctions Against Transjordan; Abdullah Says He Remains in League

March 29, 1950
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The political committee of the Arab League today continued its discussion on possible sanctions against King Abdullah of Transjordan in connection with his reported decision to boycott the present session of the League’s Council, which is taking place in Cairo.

A cable from Cairo said that the Lebanese premier today sponsored a resolution to expel Transjordan from the Arab League. The cable stated that proposals have also been made urging Arab countries neighboring on Transjordan to close their frontiers and institute an economic blockade against Transjordan similar to the one conducted against Israel.

A report from Amman, capital of Transjordan, said that it was officially announced there today that Transjordan will not withdraw from the League. The report emphasized that the Transjordan Minister in Cairo has been instructed to withdraw only from committee meetings of the Arab League Council where the incorporation of the Arab part of Palestine was discussed. However, he would attend other meetings as an official delegate. “There was no question of Transjordan’s boycotting the Council session,” the Amman announcement said.

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