WASHINGTON — The Reagan Administration, signaling its willingness to step up the search for a Middle East peace, said today that it is "looking into the possibility" of talking to a joint Palestinian-Jordanian delegation if it would lead to direct peace talks with Israel.
"We are exploring how such a delegation can be put together, what the substantive basis of such a delegation should be," said Edward Djerejian, the deputy State Department spokesman.
But Djerejian said the delegation could not include members of the Palestine Liberation Organization, as suggested by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. However, other officials, who insisted on not being identified, said it might include Palestinians approved by PLO chief Yasser Arafat.
Hussein May Visit U.S.
Meanwhile, Jordanian Foreign Minister Taher Masri disclosed here that King Hussein may visit Washington soon to press demands of moderate Arab leaders for new involvement by the Reagan Administration in the search for a Middle East peace.