Jordan's King Abdullah confirmed that his country had previously been attacked by Iranian-made drones, stressing that there are many concerns related to Iran's activities in the region.
King Abdullah’s comments came during a sit-down interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in which he said that there are legitimate concerns regarding Iran’s regional activities.
“There are legitimate concerns in our part of the world on a lot of portfolios that the Americans are hopefully going to be able to discuss with the Iranians. So, the nuclear programs affects Israel as it does the Gulf. The ballistic technology has improved dramatically, we’ve seen that unfortunately against American bases in Iraq. We’ve seen Saudi being a recipient of missiles out of Yemen. Israel from Syria and Lebanon to an extent and what misses Israel sometimes lands in Jordan,” King Abdullah told CNN.
“And unfortunately, Jordan has been attacked by drones that have come out that are Iranian signature that we have had to deal with,” King Abdullah said, adding the attacks happened in the past year or so when asked by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II is currently in the United States where he has held meetings with White House officials and is the first Arab leader to visit Washington since US President Joe Biden took office.
King Abdullah, who faced down a challenge to his authority in April from his half-brother, Prince Hamzah, met Biden for the first time since the US president took office in January last week. Biden called the king a “good, loyal, decent friend.”
Biden meets Jordan’s King Abdullah to discuss Middle East issuesPresident Joe Biden held Oval Office talks on Monday with Jordan’s King Abdullah, a key US ally in a volatile region, in the first of three ... Middle East
Biden hosts Jordan’s King Abdullah amid tough choices for US in MideastPresident Joe Biden is set to host King Abdullah II of Jordan during one of the most difficult moments of the Jordanian leader’s 22-year rule and at a ... World News
Jordan’s King Abdullah to be first Arab leader to visit US next monthThe king is also expected to meet with members of Congress and other officials on Capitol Hill Middle East
Jordan’s King Abdullah says important to turn Gaza ceasefire into extended truceJordan’s King Abdullah stressed on Sunday the importance of the Gaza ceasefire being translated into an extended truce, state news agency Petra ... Middle East