Jordanian king reiterates rejection of Trump's peace plan

US president meeting with Netanyahu and Gantz today

27 January, 17:18

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, JANUARY 27 - King of Jordan Abdallah II, on Monday reiterated his opposition to a peace plan supported by US president Donald Trump to end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. ''Our position on the plan,'' he said during a press conference in the country's southern port city of Aqaba, according to local media, ''is clear: we are against it.'' The Hashemite kingdom and Egypt are the only two Arab countries that have a peace treaty with Israel. However, relations between Jordan and Israel have worsened recently, especially after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel intends to annex the Jordan Valley.

    The valley is a vast area, partially Palestinian, along the border between the two states. On Monday Trump was due to receive in separate meetings both Netanyahu and the head of Israel's Blue and White centrist party, Benny Gatz. On Tuesday there is expected to be the official presentation of what the US president has called the ''Accord of the Century''. Palestinians have already said that they reject the agreement and have threatened to leave the Oslo Accords. On Tuesday a Day of Rage is planned across the Palestinian Territories against the plan. (ANSAmed).

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