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Hussein Warns of New Mideast War

September 7, 1977
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King Hussein of Jordan warned here today that a new Middle East war may break out again and might turn into a world conflict The King, who is on a working visit to Paris where he arrived yesterday, said “this is not a matter of optimism or pessimism. It is a question of realism and the danger of war is real.”

Hussein, who last night was guest of honor at a state banquet, told reporters as he was leaving the Elysee Palace that he had had “intensive talks” with French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing. French sources said the position of the two countries is fairly close.

The monarch came to France to seek West European backing for his plan for a Palestinian-Jordanian federation with himself as head of state.

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