Jordan’s king meets new Saudi ruler

Jordan’s King Abdullah arrives in Saudi Arabia for bilateral talks with the newly enthroned King Salman.

The Saudi Press Agency reports that the Jordanian monarch is greeted at the airport by a senior royal.

The agency says the two kings are set to discuss a number of regional and international issues. The two countries are involved in airstrikes against Islamic State militants as part of a US-led coalition targeting the group in Iraq and Syria.

King Abdullah II of Jordan waits for a meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill February 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. (photo credit:AFP /BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI)
King Abdullah II of Jordan waits for a meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill February 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. (photo credit:AFP /BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI)

IS extremists burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death earlier this month, a killing that Salman condemned as an “odious crime” and which Jordan vowed to avenge.

Jordan’s king was most recently in Saudi Arabia in January to offer condolences after Saudi King Abdullah’s death.

— AP

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