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December 21, 2016
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March 6, 1950
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~.. 4 MAR 1950 Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP78-01617AO06100060024-8 24835 TOP SECRET NEAR EAST-AFRICA 1. JORDAN: Abdullah forced to recall "anti-treaty" Cabinet- -US Minister Drew in Amman has been informed that. King Abdullah has been forced to prevail upon ?Tawfiq Pasha to withdraw his resignation as Prime Minister -(recently sub mitted in protest against Abdullah's proposed settlement with Israel). Drew comments that although an eventual resumption of the Israeli negotiations is not precluded, this development represents a major setback for the King and will probably make further attempts on his part to obtain a settlement much more difficult, Drew's informant ex pressed the view that the Cabinet's opposition to the King's proposed settlement resulted from unwillingness to offend the other Arab League states, whose press and radio had already begun violent attacks on Jordan. Drew's informant attributed Abdullah's current difficulties to the King's insistence on speed in the negotiations, and suggested that the Cabinet might have found an acceptable formula if given more time to study 'the matter. State Dept. review completed Iwo 402 Docurse:rt No. 1,10 D .CA,,.Z 1:.':D Clays. C:i>` C =') 10: TS S D?;A G 4 Apr 77 Auth : DDA PIG. 77 1703 Date: AR1S7R.x:.,. Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP78-01617AO06100060024-8