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Safadi: King Abdullah led great efforts to achieve calm in the region

Safadi considered, in an interview with “Sky News Arabia”, on Monday evening, that the Jordanian monarch’s visit to the United States is important to discuss regional issues.

King Abdullah will travel to the United States this week, where he will meet with US President Joe Biden, and Middle East issues are expected to dominate the meeting.

Al-Safadi said that the Kingdom “refuses to tamper with the historical status of Al-Aqsa Mosque,” adding: “Israel must preserve the legal status of the holy sites in Jerusalem.”

The Jordanian foreign minister stressed that “any measure that violates the historical situation in Jerusalem is legally void,” referring to a “major American role” to advance the peace process in the Middle East.

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have escalated over the past weeks, and clashes have repeatedly occurred at the Temple Mount compound during April between Palestinians and Israeli police.

The Israeli army also carried out raids in Palestinian towns, and Palestinian militants launched attacks on Israelis.

The Palestinians and Jordan, which oversees the affairs of the Temple Mount, accuse Israel of not doing enough to implement a long-standing ban on non-Muslim prayers there, which Israel denies.

On the other hand, Safadi said that “there is no alternative to a political solution to the Syrian crisis,” stressing that the decision to return Damascus to the Arab League is “joint.”

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