Blinken calls King Abdullah II, reiterates US support for Jordan’s leadership

SourceSaudi Gazette

Saudi Gazette ReportJEDDAH — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a phone call on Thursday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, the spokesman of the US Department of State, Ned Price said.During the call, Blinken “reaffirmed the US commitment to its strategic partnership with Jordan and commended King Abdullah II for Jordan’s steadfast leadership promoting peace and stability in the Middle East,” the statement read.“The United States deeply values the strong bilateral cooperation and longtime friendship between our two countries,” the US secretary of state was quoted as saying in the statement.Blinken’s call to King Abdullah II comes a day after US President Joe Biden spoke to the Jordanian king.Biden declared his support for Jordan, stressing the importance of the leadership of King Abdullah II for the US and the region, the White House said.The US president also affirmed his country's support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a return to the long-standing US position prior to the Trump administration.Meanwhile, Jordan on Thursday welcomed the US administration’s decision on resuming more...