Blinken to King Abdullah: US respects Jordan's Temple Mount stewardship

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Blinken to King Abdullah: US respects Jordan's Temple Mount stewardship
The secretary of state and the monarch expressed support for the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and other groups in the Gaza Strip.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
MAY 27, 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met on Wednesday with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman and discussed the recent conflagration between Hamas and Israel, and Jordan's role in the matter. Blinken and the monarch expressed support for the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and other groups in the Gaza Strip, and discussed measures to ensure it holds, the US State Department said in a summary of the meeting.

The diplomat reiterated that "Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live safely and securely and to enjoy equal measures of freedom, prosperity and democracy," and discussed how Jordan and the US can help promote these principles in the neighboring territory. The US Secretary of State assured America's respect for "the special role of Jordan in holy sites in Jerusalem" and restated the US commitment to the historic status quo at the Temple Mount, which was a flashpoint for the recent conflict.

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