Monday, 29 November 2021 08:28 GMT

Jordan's king: "we are waiting for US peace plane"


(MENAFN) In spite of widespread criticism of the new US stance on Jerusalem, the essential key to any peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is the United States, King Abdullah II of Jordan said in an interview aired on Sunday.

"We cannot have a peace process or a peace solution without the role of the United States," the monarch said on the CNN programme "Fareed Zakaria GPS," in an interview taped at the recent economic summit in Davos, Switzerland.

He stated that this was true even after President Donald Trump decided to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv - where almost every other country has its embassy.

In December, Jordan called Trump's decision "a violation of decisions of international law and the United Nations charter," and Abdullah restated his concerns to Vice President Mike Pence who visited the Middle East last month.

Abdullah noted on Sunday that Trump's decision had "created a backlash" by leaving Palestinians feeling "that there isn't an honest broker," but he added, "I'd like to reserve judgment, because we're still waiting for the Americans to come out with their plan."

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