Jordanian king postpones visit to Iraq because of 'commitments'

Jordan's king has postponed a visit to Baghdad until further notice, Iraq said Tuesday. The announcement came shortly after Jordan confirmed that King Abdullah II would visit Iraq. No Arab head of state has made the trip since Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003. "Because of the king's commitments that prevented him from coming to Iraq, Jordan informed Iraq of the postponement until further notice," Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said. "We, the Iraqi government, will welcome the king's visit when he decides." Iraqi officials had announced the trip last week.