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Pelosi in Jordan for "Vital Discussions" Amid Syria Crisis

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AMMAN, JORDAN - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a group of American lawmakers on a surprise visit to Jordan to discuss "the deepening crisis" in Syria amid a shaky U.S.-brokered cease-fire.

The visit came after bipartisan criticism in Washington has slammed President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw the bulk of U.S. troops from northern Syria — clearing the way for Turkey's wide-ranging offensive against the Kurdish groups, who had been key U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State group.

Turkey agreed on Thursday to suspend its offensive for five days, demanding the Kurdish forces withdraw from a designated strip of the border about 30 kilometers deep (19 miles). 

Pelosi, along with the nine-member Congressional delegation, met with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the capital of Amman late Saturday for talks focusing on security and "regional stability," according to a statement from her office.

 

Aliqismet BADALOV,
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21 October 2019 11:48 -

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