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Abdullah: If freeze issue not settled, war may follow
September 24, 2010 09:50
Jordan's King: "If we fail on the 30th [of September], expect another war by the end of the year. And more wars in the region over the coming years."
Jordan's King Abdullah gestures while speaking dur

Jordan King Abdullah 311. (photo credit:AP)

Jordan's King Abdullah warned Thursday that if the issue of the building moratorium in West Bank settlements was not solved a regional war could break out by the end of the year. King Abdullah's comments came in an interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

"If we fail on the 30th [of September], expect another war by the end of the year. And more wars in the region over the coming years," Abdullah said.

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Abdullah said he feared that dealing with the settlements rather than focusing on the core issues would doom the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians to failure.

"If the issue of settlements are still at the table on 30th, then everybody walks away. If they do, how are we going to get people back in the near future. I don't see that happening," Abdullah said. "We are at a defining crossroads of whether we are going to go down in the abyss or not."

The Jordanian leader praised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for their seriousness at trying to arrive at a peace agreement.

He hinted at his displeasure with Iran involving itself in the Middle East peace process, stating that the Palestinian issue had been "hijacked" by some non-Arab elements that were preventing moderate elements from voicing their opinion. He expressed his belief that a resolution to the conflict would end Iran's involvement in the issue.

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