Tillerson discusses Israeli-Iranian tensions with Jordanian FM

Tillerson discusses Israeli-Iranian tensions with Jordanian FM

I have consulted with them on the plan, identified areas that we feel need further work.

US President Donald Trump made an unprecedented threat to fellow members of the worldwide community ahead of a vote at the United Nations, warning that those who vote against his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risk diplomatic retaliation and losing financial aid.

Al-Safadi said Jordan sees no alternative to a two-state solution and that his country looks forward to a peace proposal that the Trump administration has been preparing for release in the coming months. Jordan voted for the resolution.

Tillerson's comments come amid heightened tensions between the United States and Turkey, which has launched a military campaign against USA -backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in recent weeks.

Although the USA government was not expected to pledge direct financial aid at the conference, Tillerson said the official US export credit agency, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), would sign with Iraq's finance ministry on Tuesday a $3 billion memorandum of understanding "that will set a stage for future cooperation".

But the Trump administration has courted King Abdullah, a moderate pro-Western Arab leader whose kingdom has long upheld U.S. interests in a turbulent region.

ISIS is an acronym for the militant Islamic State group.

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Tillerson said the conference was not about donating but about "understanding" the business opportunities available.

Conflicts in neighbouring Syria and Iraq have damaged Jordan's economy, forcing it to borrow heavily from external and domestic sources.

Tillerson was speaking at a meeting in Kuwait of the global coalition against Islamic State.

"With respect to my meetings in Ankara, Turkey is still an important North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally of the United States".

He said that the USA will continue to support the militias with which Washington collaborates in Syria, referring to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, stressing that his country will ensure that these groups operate professionally.

"We have differences as any countries may have from time to time, over tactics I think more than final objectives", Mr Tillerson added.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on February 11 that the Israeli air strikes in Syria dealt "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces. "We will continue to be completely transparent with Turkey about our efforts in Syria to defeat ISIS [Daesh], and we stand by our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally in its counterterrorism efforts".

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