Jordanian King Says No Peace Without Jerusalem as Capital of Palestine, Days After Meeting Netanyahu

King Abdullah II reiterated his stance on Jerusalem during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Amman

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Jordanian King Abdullah II welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Jordanian Royal Palace in Amman, June 21, 2018.
Jordanian King Abdullah II welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Jordanian Royal Palace in Amman, June 21, 2018.Credit: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

Jordanian King Abdullah II said Thursday that there will not be peace in the Middle East without establishing a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

King Abdullah spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to Amman. Jordan is the custodian of the Islamic sites in the city.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Abdullah in Amman on Monday to discuss regional developments, advancing the peace process and the economic ties between the two countries.

In their meeting Monday, Netanyahu reiterated Israel's commitment to maintaining the status quo regarding the holy sites in Jerusalem.

The following day, Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special envoy to the Middle East peace process, also met with King Abdullah in Amman to discuss the peace plan.

During her Amman visit Thursday, Merkel added that measures are needed to counter Iran's "aggressive tendencies" in the Middle East.

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