World: Jordan's King Hussein: I Am Not Optimistic at All

The question had just been asked: Did he predict failure for the Jerusalem talks? As Jordan's King Hussein was about to answer, a door to his office in Amman's Basman Palace flew open and Abdul Hamid Sharaf, Chief of the Royal Court, burst in with a message. Scanning the note that had been handed to him, the King turned to his interviewer, TIME Cairo Bureau Chief Wilton Wynn. "I suppose," said Hussein with a grim smile, "we should be speaking in the past tense." The King read the dispatch aloud: President Anwar Sadat...

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