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Gulf States Newsletter - Issue 152 - 15/Dec/1980

NOT EVEN THE PRESENCE of Syria's military might appearing over the Jordanian border could deter King Hussein from holding what became the most important Arab Summit conference of the decade. Held in Amman in the latter days of last month, Arab unity was the password and moot point, darkened only by the shadows cast on the empty seats in the conference room vacated by the representatives of those Arab countries who are determined to assert their authority by ignoring the majority and instigating friction inside the Arab community for their own ends.

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