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Blinken Holds Meeting with Jordanian King in Amman to Discuss Bilateral Relations

US Secretary of State Meets Jordanian King Amid Middle East Turmoil

Meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently met with Jordanian King Abdullah in Amman, marking the second stop on his extensive Middle East tour. This visit comes at a critical time as Israel prepares for a potential ground offensive in Gaza. Blinken used this opportunity to urge the people of Gaza city to evacuate to the south, a demand that the United Nations believes would have devastating humanitarian consequences.

Efforts to Resolve the Conflict

Blinken’s visit to Jordan follows his talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the ongoing conflict. U.S. President Joe Biden has sent his top diplomat to the region to address the escalating tensions. Blinken’s tour also includes visits to all of the Gulf Arab countries and Egypt, making it his most extensive trip since assuming office in January 2021.

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Continuing Diplomatic Engagements

In addition to Jordan and Israel, Blinken will travel to several other countries, including Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. These visits aim to gather support and prevent the conflict from spreading further. Blinken will also meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman before departing for Doha. The overarching goal is to secure the immediate and unconditional release of hostages held by Hamas, while striving for a more peaceful and prosperous region.

Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Gaza is currently on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe, with the death toll rising and essential supplies running low due to Israel’s ongoing siege. However, a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip poses significant risks, as Hamas continues to hold scores of hostages kidnapped during the assault.

The United States remains committed to finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict and will continue to support efforts to end the crisis.

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