US embassy cable - 89AMMAN877

QADDHAFI MESSAGE TO KING HUSSEIN

Identifier: 89AMMAN877
Wikileaks: View 89AMMAN877 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Amman
Created: 1989-01-23 14:50:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PREL LY US JO
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
R 231450Z JAN 89
FM AMEMBASSY AMMAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4214
INFO ARAB ISRAELI COLLECTIVE
AMEMBASSY BEIRUT
UNCLAS AMMAN 00877 
 
E.O. 12356: DECL:OADR 
TAGS:  PREL, LY, US, JO 
SUBJECT:  QADDHAFI MESSAGE TO KING HUSSEIN 
 
REFS: (A) FBIS JN2001110089; (B) AMMAN 210; 
      (C) AMMAN 198 
 
1.  SAWT AL-SHA'B (SEMI-OFFICIAL ARABIC LANGUAGE 
DAILY) ON JANUARY 20 PRINTED WITHOUT COMMENT THE TEXT 
OF A MESSAGE RECEIVED BY KING HUSSEIN BY LIBYAN 
LEADER MU'AMMAR QADHAFI (REF A).  THE ITEM APPEARED 
ON PAGE 16 OF THE PAPER, AND WAS NOT REPORTED IN THE 
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS.  THE GOJ HAS MADE NO PUBLIC 
COMMENT ON THE MESSAGE.  BEGIN TEXT: 
 
2.  BROTHER KING HUSSEIN IBN TALAL, KING OF THE 
FRATERNAL HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN: ON BEHALF OF 
YOUR LIBYAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE STRUGGLING 
AGAINST THE UNJUST BIG POWERS, AND IN MY OWN NAME, I 
GREET YOU AND THE MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 
HEALTH, AND INFORMATION IN THE FRATERNAL HASHEMITE 
KINGDOM OF JORDAN FOR YOUR FIRM STAND AGAINST THE 
STATE TERRORISM AND REPEATED AGGRESSION AGAINST 
AL-RABITAH VILLAGE AND KHALIJ AL-BUMBAH AFTER THE 
GULF OF SIDRA.  THE AGGRESSION WAS DEFEATED THANKS TO 
THE ARAB NATION'S UNIFIED STAND.  THE FLEETS 
RETREATED NOT BECAUSE OF AN EQUIVALENT LIBYAN 
MILITARY FORCE, BUT BECAUSE OF AN INTERNATIONAL STAND 
STEMMING FROM THE UNITY OF THE ARAB STAND.  YOU HAVE 
ADDED AN IMMORTAL AND SHINING EXAMPLE TO OUR ARAB 
NATION'S CONTEMPORARY HISTORY.  THIS EXAMPLE WOULD 
NOT HAVE BEEN SET BY ONE HAND ONLY, BUT WAS SET BY 
THE HANDS OF ALL OF YOU, BECAUSE THIS IS AN HONOR TO 
ALL OF YOU.  YOU HAVE RETURNED TO THE ARAB NATION ITS 
PRESTIGE AND SOVEREIGNTY BEFORE THE WORLD, THANKS TO 
THIS UNFORGETTABLE UNIFIED STAND.  I HOPE WE WILL 
PLEDGE AS FROM NOW TO ACHIEVE THE ARAB NATION'S UNITY 
IN ALL FIELDS, ON ALL FRONTS, AND AT ALL BATTLES IN 
THE ENTIRE ARAB HOMELAND.  SIGNED: YOUR BROTHER, 
COLONEL MU'AMMAR AL-QADHAFI.  END TEXT. 
 
SUDDARTH 

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