The World : Jordan-PLO Pact on Brink

A six-day-old agreement between Jordan and the Palestine Liberation Organization appeared on the verge of collapse after the PLO Executive Committee, meeting in Tunisia, failed to endorse the accord, the West German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported from Tunis. Chief PLO spokesman Ahmed Abdul-Rahman was quoted as advocating a reasonable "rethinking" of the accord, which Jordan said was agreed upon last Monday by King Hussein and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat. Details of the agreement have not been released, but the accord reportedly is based on the principle of Israel's gaining peace by giving up captured land, a principle also supported by the United Nations.

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