House Speaker Pelosi is in talks with King Abdullah in Jordan


PHOTO FILE: U. SA Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the audience at the National Democratic Committee (DNC) 2019 Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, USA. October 17, 2019. REUTERS / Carlos Jasso

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Speaker of House of the University Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of the Conference were in talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and other Jordanian officials.

Pelosi said in a statement that the visit was “a critical period for the security and stability of the region… With the deep crisis in Syria following the invasion of Turkey, our delegation has made a vital discussion on the impact on regional stability. , increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia. ”

The United States delegation included heads of the main house committees, including the chair of the Foreign Affairs committee Eliot Engel, chair of the Homeland Security Committee, Bennie Thompson, chair of the information committee, Adam Schiff and the representative of Thornberry, the best Republicans. Armed Services Committee.

The delegation also met with Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and other senior officials from Jordan.

“We have expressed our continued gratitude for the strategic partnership between the United States and Jordan and have engaged in constructive discussions on regional stability, counter-terrorism, security cooperation, the peace of the Middle East, economic development and other shared challenges,” said Pelosi. .

Pelosi and the Democratic leader, Senator Chuck Schumer asked on Thursday's agreement between the US and Turkey on a break in Ankara's offenses in northeastern Syria's “sham.”

The agreement undermines the credibility of American foreign policy and provides a dangerous message to our allies and colleagues that our words cannot be trusted. President Erdogan did nothing up, and President Trump gave him everything, ”said Pelosi and Schumer in a statement.

The main Democratic Party of Congress said the House of Representatives would vote on an unbiased sanctions package against Turkey in the coming days.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Edited by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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