Abdullah: Only alternative to PA state is chaos

January 18, 2006 00:28

Jordan 's King Abdullah II said Tuesday that the only alternative to creation of a Palestinian state was more chaos, violence and instability in the Middle East. The official Petra news agency said the king issued the dire forecast in a meeting with a delegation from the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations headed by Brent Scowcroft, who was National Security adviser to former President George H.W. Bush. The king said the next two years were particularly critical, and he urged Israel to continue withdrawing from Palestinian territories. Abdullah also urged all parties to the peace process to do their utmost to improve the living conditions of the Palestinian people and to give Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas the necessary support for imposing law and order through the establishment of effective civil and security institutions.

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