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July 22, 2008

Tuesday: Senator Obama Meets With King Abdulla II In Amman, Jordan

  Senator Obama arrived in Amman, Jordan early Tuesday after spending two days in Iraq.

In a news conference at The Temple of Hercules (pictured) before his meeting with the king, Obama vowed to work for a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations “starting from the minute I’m sworn into office.”

He said he will continue to regard Israel as a valued ally and “that policy is not going to change.”  Obama said that if elected president, he would also “recognize the legitimate difficulties that the Palestinian people are experiencing.”

The king met with Obama behind closed doors at his private Amman residence, known as Beit al-Urdun, or the House of Jordan, according to a statement from the royal palace. The talks also focused on Iraq and Lebanon, were attended by fellow U.S. Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.).

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