King Abdullah II, Bush discuss Iraq and Mideast

Jordan's King Abdullah II and US President George W. Bush discussed Iraq and other Mideast issues in a telephone call Friday, the official Petra news agency reported. Iraq's parliamentary elections, held Thursday, were among topics discussed by the two leaders, Petra said without providing further details. Jordan is a close US ally that neighbors Iraq. More than 30,000 Iraqi expatriates living here cast ballots in the elections.