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White House Mideast Team Holds Talks with Jordanian King


FILE - Jordan's King Abdullah II speaks during the 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, Jordan, March 29, 2017.

President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the Middle East to help lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Kushner, along with White House envoy Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Jordan on Tuesday for talks with King Abdullah II, a key U.S. ally. A White House statement said the talks included discussions on the Gaza humanitarian situation and U.S. efforts to "facilitate peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.''

U.S. officials have said their plan is near completion and could be released this summer. But it faces resistance from the Palestinians, who have cut off ties since Trump recognized contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Kushner's team also plans stops in Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. No talks with the Palestinians are scheduled.

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