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U.S. Secretary of State meets King Abdullah in Jordan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Jordan's King Abdullah on Monday (April 30) as part of his first trip to the Middle East since being sworn in.

Pompeo said earlier the United States was “in perfect accord” with Jordan on Syria, including the preservation of a “de-escalation zone” in the south.

Pompeo also made his first comments on the violence along the Israel-Gaza Strip border, urging the Palestinians and Israelis to return to the political dialogue.

Amman was Pompeo’s last stop before he returns to Washington DC, where he has not yet entered the State Department. Moments after being sworn in as Secretary of State on Thursday (April 26), Pompeo immediately left for a meeting in Brussels, followed by a visit to allies in the Middle East.

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