Jordan sees new war if US does not act quickly

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Jordan's king urged President Barack Obama Sunday to take a more forceful role in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, warning of a new Mideast war if there is no significant progress in the next 18 months.

Speaking to NBC's "Meet the Press," King Abdullah described the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as the core problem of the region and solving it would help the U.S. in dealing with Iran and combatting the appeal of radical Islamic groups like Al-Qaida.

"In the next 18 months, if we don't move the process forward, and bring people to the negotiation table, there will be another conflict between Israel and another protagonist," he said in the interview recorded in Washington on Friday.

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Filed under: * International News & CommentaryMiddle EastIsraelJordanThe Palestinian/Israeli StruggleWar in Gaza December 2008--

Posted April 26, 2009 at 5:35 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. little searchers wrote:

It is extremely important we don’t allow the Israelis to control our Mideast Foreign Policy.

April 28, 12:56 am | [comment link]
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