Jordan's Abdullah 'cautiously optimistic' about peace talks

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 17, 2012 07:46

Jordan's King Abdullah expressed cautious optimism after three rounds of talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Amman, saying that both sides were "looking for a way out" of the difficult positions they have entrenched themselves in.

Speaking to The Washington Post in an interview published on Tuesday, the Jordanian monarch was set to meet with US President Barack Obama where he was expected to update him on the status of the negotiations.

"I am cautious about saying that I’m cautiously optimistic,” the Post quoted King Abdullah as saying.

“I do believe they want a way out, a way to get to negotiations,” Abdullah said. “We all know the positions in which they have entrenched themselves. However, the intent, I believe, is there — from both sides. It is little baby steps, right at the beginning," he stated.


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