Political memoirs: Why did Algeria vex King Hussein?
Friday, 18 March 2016
In the second episodes of the series of interviews with former Prime Minister of Jordan, Taher al-Masri, the latter revealed that he knew about the decision of disengagement between the eastern and western shores, from King Hussein's speech through the media, and this is what led him to resign. He explains that the king asked him to wait and then went out of the government cabinet with a governmental amendment so that it won’t be said that he resigned. In response to Algeria's request to withdraw the presidency of the Arab summit from King Hussein in 1988, Masri said that the Jordanian monarch got irritated and deemed it as a personal offence by the “Steadfastness and Confrontation” front.
Political Memoirs is a weekly program that hosts prominent former politicians from across the Arab world, creating a platform for sharing history from different points of view. Each show focuses on a single event, illustrating how guests’ memories can diverge from the objective ‘truth’ of the recorded history.