Jordan sees new war if US does not act quickly

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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Posted in * International News & Commentary, Israel, Jordan, Middle East, The Palestinian/Israeli Struggle, War in Gaza December 2008--

One comment on “Jordan sees new war if US does not act quickly

  1. little searchers says:

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