Trump welcomes King Abdullah II of Jordan to White House
President Trump welcomed Jordan’s King Abdullah II to the White House on Wednesday, kicking off a day of talks on Middle East peace, the fight against the Islamic State terror group and the crisis in Syria. Mr. Trump and first lady Melania greeted King Abdullah and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah at the West Wing portico, where they posed for photographers but didn’t make remarks. A Middle East peace deal is expected to top the agenda, but Jordan is a key U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State, or ISIS, and the president’s plan to destroy the terrorists will be part of the discussions. Jordan also could play an important role in the U.S. response to the deadly chemical attack Tuesday in Syria, which the White House blamed on the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.
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