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THE GULF WAR: The International Front : Profile: King Hussein

WHO: King of Jordan, who shocked the allies in a national address by voicing strong support for Iraq.

STATS: Age 55. Educated in Britain.

BACKGROUND: As a moderate Arab, seen as a key player in maintaining stability in the region. Has been carefully neutral thus far in the war.

QUOTE: “This savage and large-scale war that was imposed on brotherly Iraq . . . is aimed at Iraq’s existence, its role, its progress and its vitality.”

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