A Continuing State of No War, No Peace
In the late morning President Ford and King Hussein met in the Oval Office to discuss bilateral relations between the U.S. and Jordan.
The main topic of conversation was the tense situation in the Middle East. King Hussein shared his views on the ongoing conflict and expressed concern that the Israelis might take the offensive as they had in October 1973. He also praised Henry Kissinger’s efforts during his recent trip to the region, although the Americans felt disappointed by the lack of results.
President Ford and Kissinger advised His Majesty on points to bring up during his planned meeting with Congress regarding U.S. assistance to Jordan. They also touched briefly on American involvement in Vietnam, which was coming to final conclusion as they spoke.