Abdullah: US must 'actively push' for peace talks

Jordan's king told visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday that Washington must "actively push" for reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts and warned that violence would escalate if no tangible solution was found to the lingering conflict. King Abdullah II also warned that Iraqi reconciliation would fail if Sunni Iraqis were not engaged in their country's decision making. "Any political process that doesn't ensure the participation of all segments of Iraqi society will fail and will lead to more violence," Abdullah told Rice in a closed-door meeting in Amman, according to a statement by his press office. "As a key component of the Iraqi social fabric, the Iraqi Sunni community must be included as partners in building Iraq's future," said the king, a top US ally in the Mideast.