Bilateral talks about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Jordan's economy come at a critical moment for the king
Jordan’s King Abdullah II will become the first Arab leader to be welcomed to Washington by US President Joe Biden.
The US president and the first lady, Jill Biden, were expected to receive King Abdullah and Queen Rania on Monday in what the White House called a highlight of "the enduring and strategic partnership" between the two nations.
King Abdullah is usually among the first Arab heads of state to visit new US presidents, including Barack Obama.
The Biden administration has the task of repairing ties with Amman that were shaken up during former president Donald Trump's tenure.
“Really, the only pillar that was out of place was the previous [Trump] admi...
The king of Jordan believes that opening the door to the Shi’ites will save his country from these crises. But as we have said, this will be a double-edged sword.
JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH II listens during a meeting in Amman in May.(Photo Credit: ALEX BRANDON/POOL VIA REUTERS)
On 27 June 2021, Jordan’s King Abdullah II met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Baghdad. All three announced an agreement to cooperate on transporting Iraqi oil through pipelines from Iraq to Jordan to Egypt, from where it will be exported to Europe through the Mediterranean. This agreement is King Abdullah’s “coming out of the closest” with Iran. It is now official: Jordan is allied with Iran because Iraq is actually under Iran’s control. The Iraqi gove...