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Biden expresses US support for Jordan's King Abdullah, two-state solution -- White House

08/04/2021 11:32 AM

WASHINGTON, April 8 -- US President Joseph Biden in a phone conversation with Jordan’s King Abdullah II expressed strong US support for the monarch amid the recent feud within the royal family and affirmed that Washington backs a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict, the White House said on Wednesday.

“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with King Abdullah II of Jordan to express strong US support for Jordan and underscore the importance of King Abdullah II’s leadership to the United States and the region,” the White House said in a readout.

The White House added that the two leaders also spoke about the bilateral relations between the two countries as well as enhancing bilateral cooperation on numerous political, economic, and security matters, reported Sputnik.

“The President also affirmed that the United States supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the readout said.

The king of Jordan, Abdullah II, said Wednesday, in his first public speech since the security allegations against former crown prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein emerged, that the last few days had been "most painful."

The prince said Sunday he was under house arrest, a day after state media reported that he was told to stop actions that undermined national stability, as part of a broader security probe. On Monday, the royal court published a letter, allegedly penned by Prince Hamzah, in which the estranged royalty pledged to always be of help to the king and the new crown prince.





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