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Lunch With Queen Noor: Turkey and Israel Need to "Repair Relations"

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The woman who once ruled Jordan with King Hussein is poised, dressed impeccably in a summer-white suit and speaks calmly about the nuclear threat facing her region, and the world.

Nuclear materials are "poorly guarded in unstable regions," she told WaxWord at a private lunch in Beverly Hills on Friday. That situation intensifies the longstanding threat from Cold War nuclear arsenals - even with significant cuts back in the Reagan era.

It's been decades since then.

Noor, who was born and raised in America but adopted Jordan when she married King Hussein, may be an unlikely spokeswoman for the reduction of nuclear arms and a new documentary that portrays the danger, "Countdown to Zero."

But she says it comes from her desire to promote constructive development .... (read the rest here)

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