In Jordan: An Interview with King Hussein

King Hussein of Jordan, a strong ally of Iraq, received Time Inc. Senior Editor Murray J. Gart and TIME Correspondent Dean Brelis last week in his private office on the ground floor of Basman Palace, overlooking Amman. Hussein, who ascended to the Hashemite throne in 1953, has survived a dozen attempts on his life to become the region's senior leader. Generally regarded as a moderate, he has maintained close ties to the U.S., even though he rejected the 1978 Camp David accords on the grounds that they did not go far enough toward solving the Palestinian problem. At 46, Hussein remains...

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