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King Hussein admits war error

King Hussein of Jordan said yesterday that joining other Arab nations in the 1967 war with Israel was a major blunder of his reign.

"In reality, it was probably our duty to try to prevent this country from being part of that battle," King Hussein said in a nationally broadcast speech on the 30th anniversary of the Six-Day War.

Although he has alluded to it in the past, this is the first time King Hussein has so candidly admitted his mistake in recent memory. AP - Amman