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September 17, 2001 Dow Jones Newswires

Jordan King Talks To Arafat,Mubarak, Bush About Terrorism

AMMAN (AP)--U.S. and European leaders needed to fight terrorism on a broad scale, plus help end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the same time, Jordan's King Abdullah II told Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat Monday.

Abdullah briefed Arafat by telephone on his contacts with U.S. President George W. Bush and European leaders following the terror attacks in the U.S. on Sept. 11, the official Petra news agency reported.

Earlier Sunday, Abdullah spoke with Bush by telephone, assuring the U.S. leader of Jordanian solidarity with the American people in the wake of the attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania that killed thousands of people.

Abdullah also spoke with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, with both leaders agreeing to keep working to calm the Israeli-Palestinian violence, which since Sept. 28 has killed 635 people on the Palestinian side and 175 people on the Israeli side.

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-- Martin Thompson (, September 17, 2001

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