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His Majesty King Hussein I of Jordan
with John Freeman
'I was about three paces behind my grandfather when we entered through the gate and suddenly I saw someone rush from behind a door to the right side with a revolver in his hand, and before anyone could do anything he fired a shot. My grandfather was hit and fell. I received a bullet that ripped a medal off my chest.'
'I wish that I could be a normal person in a strong, free Arab world that is united and progressive, than be a King of a small country or a small area where I might be an obstruction towards unity'
(Repeated in the Home Service on Friday, January 8, at 3.30)