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February 21, 1986 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-02-21

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18 Friday, February 21, 1986

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

HER A L D
VVHCILESALE

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GROHE • KWC • BORMA LUX

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CAPITOL REPORT

WOLF BLITZER

Jordan Arms Deal
Postponed For Good

ents of the sale insisted that
In the face of overwhelming
Jordan did not have the money
opposition in Congress, Presi-
for such sales and that Saudi
dent Ronald Reagan has decid-
Arabia, given its own financial
ed to indefinitely postpone his
crunch, was unlikely to finance
proposed $1.9 billion arms sale
them. The U.S. had been ex-
to Jordan.
pected to finance much of the
The controversial package,
illfated American sale.
which included anti-aircraft
Congressional leaders blamed
missile systems and advanced
Jordan's King Hussein for the
jet fighters, was supposed to
decision to drop the sale. They
be decided by Congress by
said that if Jordan had been in-
March 1. Late last year, the
volved in "direct and mean-
Administration had earlier
ingful negotiations" with
postponed a final vote on the
Israel by now, the sale would
• matter.
have won approval.
But recently, Administration
In recent weeks, Assistant
officials confirmed that Reagan
Secretary of State for Near
had now decided to effectively
scrap the sale "for the time be-
ing." The decision represented a
major setback for the Adminis-
While scrapping the
tration, which earlier had
strongly defended the package.
sale, the
It was largely seen as a victory
Administration is
for Israel and its friends in Con-
gress.
expected to seek a
Secretary of State George
significant increase
Shultz, Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger and other
in economic and
senior Administration officials
military aid for
were described as very disap-
pointed over the decision. They
Jordan.
privately expressed fear that it
would further undermine the
peace process and drive Jordan
and other more moderate Arab
Eastern and South Asian Af-
states away from the U.S.
fairs Richard Murphy, very
The President had been ad-
much aware of this assess-
vised by both Republican Sen-
ment, had actively tried to
ators Richard Lugar of Indi-
achieve such a breakthrough in
ana, chairman of the Foreign
the peace process but without
Relations Committee, and
much success.
Robert Dole of Kansas, the
Last week, State Depart-
Majority Leader, that the sale
ment spokesman Bernard
would almost certainly go
Kalb told reporters that the
down in defeat during a roll
President "remains committed
to providing Jordan the eco-
call vote.
. Israel and its supporters on
nomic and security assistance
Capitol Hill, led by the Ameri-
it requires." Kalb, - reading
can Israel Public Affairs Com-
from a prepared' statement,
mittee (AIPAC), the major
said Hussein's "needs are
pro-Israeli lobbying organiza-
legitimate. Jordan deserves
tion, had organized a massive
the package of defensive arms
amount of resistance to the
that the. President previously
sale. Some 270 Representa-
sent to the Congress."
tives and 80 Senators had
But Kalb, conceding that the
already signed resolutions in
'sale was in deep trouble, add-
opposition.
ed that because "the issue has
White House officials said
become controversial," the Ad
they were probably going to
ministration was now "con-
have to further delay consider-
sulting with the leadership on
ation of a new $1 billion arms
the Hill on .how to move for-
package for Saudi Arabia as
ward in the most constructive
well, given the strong Congres-
way possible."
sional opposition.
Even while scrapping the
As part of a face-saving for-
arms sale, the Administration
mula, the Administration has
is expected to seek a signifi.-
not completely canceled the
cant increase in economic and
Jordan sale. Instead, it has
military aid for Jordan in the"
simply informed the Senate
1987 fiscal yeafforeign assist-
and House leadership that the
ance budget — from about $90
matter was being dropped
million included in the 1986
known
worldwide
for
its
An important accessory to any
now. Administration officials
package to about $130 million.
superior performance and
insisted that they had the
kitchen is a faucet that is of
U.S. officials are hoping that
OF
durability.
And
shown
below
is
right to revive the package at
this will partially placate
premium style and quality. We
the Brown Kitchen Faucet,
Hussein.
carry a large selection of
Refreshingly Different Items created by Borma Lux; known . some point in the future. '
State Department officials
The State Department
faucets to compliment any
for
their
modern
design,
were
bracing
for
a
very
nega-
issued
another statement ex-
AT
room's decor. Pictured above
'dye Jordanian reaction. They
combined with technical
pressing hope. that Hussein
is the Lady Lux by Grohe, the
raised the possibility that King
would continue his efforts with
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and
receive
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Neodorma faucet, by K.W.C., is
'here is no certainty here
But Congressional oppon-
Continued on Pag20
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