Jordan's prime minister says an economic deal cannot be a substitute for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, echoing concerns by critics of the U.S. peace summit in Bahrain last month.
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He says that "there is no compromise or project or deal that will divert us from these priorities."
His remarks came during a meeting with his Palestinian counterpart, Mohammad Shtayyeh.
In Bahrain, the U.S. promoted its plan calling for $50 billion of investment in Palestinian areas and neighboring Arab countries. The Palestinians accuse the U.S. of trying to buy off their national aspirations.