The Canadian Press

1999-02-07 | Hussein-Dead-Chretien

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Prime Minister Jean Chretien said he was deeply saddened at news of the death of Jordan's King Hussein. But he announced he would not be able to join other world leaders at the Feb. 8 funeral. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell explained why Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy would go instead.

Date: 1999-02-07
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the prime minister's office says Cratchit would have attended tomorrow's funeral but he's out west and it would be all but impossible to fly to Amman in time for the service instead foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy is winging its way to Jordan this afternoon in the meantime the prime minister has sent a letter of sympathy from the government and people of Canada >>

Clip ID: 19990207CPCN001