April 13, 2024

King of Jordan requires finish to Gaza conflict throughout assembly in Washington with US secretary of state


LONDON: Throughout conferences with prime US officers in Washington on Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan repeated his nation’s requires an finish to the conflict in Gaza and for better efforts to handle the deteriorating humanitarian state of affairs within the territory.


He additionally urged the worldwide group to dwell as much as its tasks by doing extra to forestall the battle from spreading to different components of the area.


In talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the king “reaffirmed Jordan’s absolute rejection of any makes an attempt to forcibly displace the Palestinians, reoccupy components of Gaza, set up buffer zones within the strip, or separate it from the West Financial institution,” the Jordan Information Company reported.


He warned of the devastating humanitarian and safety ramifications of the persevering with growth of Israeli operations in Gaza, and specifically of the damaging implications of current Israeli assaults on the southern metropolis of Rafah, the place about 1.5 million Palestinians displaced from different components of the besieged territory have been searching for sanctuary.


“Reiterating that navy options will lead nowhere and that violence solely breeds violence, (the king) stated there is no such thing as a different to a political answer to realize simply and complete peace,” the company stated.


King Abdullah informed Blinken a two-state answer is the one method to obtain peace and assure the institution of an impartial Palestinian state. He additionally burdened the essential want for nations to take care of their monetary help for the UN Reduction and Works Company for Palestine Refugees within the Close to East, in order that it could possibly proceed to supply very important humanitarian support.


Blinken highlighted the significance of the partnership between the US and Jordan “as a pillar of stability within the area,” and stated his nation stays dedicated to that cooperation in pursuit of regional peace and safety.


“He thanked King Abdullah for Jordan’s continued efforts to convey essential humanitarian help to Palestinian civilians in Gaza, they usually mentioned methods to expedite the stream of extra support to Gaza from Jordan,” the State Division stated.


Blinken additionally reiterated the US dedication to the institution of an “impartial Palestinian state, with safety ensures for Israel,” and mentioned choices for ending the disaster in Gaza in a manner that might present “lasting peace and safety for Israelis and Palestinians alike.”


The State Division added: “Because the holy month of Ramadan approaches, Secretary Blinken additionally underlined the necessity to protect the historic establishment at Jerusalem’s Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount, and acknowledged the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s particular position within the Muslim holy shrines in Jerusalem.”


The king additionally met Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday to debate the most recent developments in Gaza, and had a gathering with a bunch of senators. He held talks with President Joe Biden on Monday.


Throughout these conferences, the Jordanian ruler once more “burdened the necessity to step up efforts to succeed in an instantaneous ceasefire in Gaza and create a political horizon for the Palestinian difficulty that ends the spiral of violence within the area,” the Jordan Information Company stated.


He additionally known as for “defending unarmed civilians and countering any steps which will displace Palestinians within the West Financial institution or Gaza.”


The king was accompanied throughout his conferences by Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, and Ayman Safadi, Jordan’s deputy prime minister and international minister.