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The King of Jordan Expresses Grief on WTC Attacks

The King of Jordan sent a cable of condolences to US President George W Bush on Tuesday, expressing also the sorrow and grief of the Jordanian government and people.

Yesterday, the King also convened and chaired a meeting of senior ministers to review the spate of terror attacks.

Jordanian Prime Minister Ali Abul Ragheb, Interior Minister Awad Khleifat, Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib and Information Minister Saleh Qallab were all present at the meeting, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Speaking at the meeting, the King categorically condemned the acts of violence that resulted in the deaths of innocent civilians. On behalf of the Jordanian people, government, and Throne, he reiterated his condolences to the American government, people, and the bereaved families of the victims.

The Jordanian Monarch also received a briefing on the "latest tragic developments in the Palestinian territories".

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