King Abdullah: Jordan Wants No Part of West Bank

'The only credible solution is the two state solution. There is no Jordanian solution,' monarch says.

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King Abdullah of Jordan said Friday his country does not want to rule the West Bank and that the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the only viable option.

"Jordan does not want any part of the West Bank," the monarch said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"The only credible solution, is the two state solution. There is no Jordanian solution," he said.

According to Abdullah, if rule over the territory was transferred to the kingdom, it would only "replace Israeli military rule with Jordanian military rule... and the Palestinians want their own state."

The Jordanian leader met on Thursday with President Shimon Peres on the sidelines of the annual meeting in the Swiss mountain resort.

The meeting came days after Haaretz reported that ties between the Jordanian monarch and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been severed over the recent diplomatic tensions between the two states.

The meeting was cordial and the two leaders mainly addressed various possibilities for jumpstarting the frozen peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Peres' aides said afterward.

"The [standstill in the peace negotiations] could have regional ramifications," Abdullah told Peres, adding that he hopes the negotiations with the Palestinian Authority will resume soon, based on a mutual agreement for a two-state solution.

"There is a consensus among the Israeli people regarding a two-state solution," Peres told Abdullah. "Israel is willing to return to the negotiating table right away, and we must make great efforts to restart the peace process."



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