22. Letter from President Carter to King Hussein of Jordan1
I want you to know how much I have regretted the embarrassment that recent press reports2 may have caused you and the people of Jordan. You understand, I am sure, that I have no authority to control the news media of this country and cannot prevent the publication of such misleading stories. I have, however, publicly stated that there was nothing illegal or improper in your relationship with us.[Page 164]
I am particularly sorry that you have been exposed to unfair allegations, since I consider you one of our very close friends, whose wisdom and guidance will be of utmost importance as we work toward our common goal of peace in the Middle East. I am looking forward to your visit in April.
With warm regards.