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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

This morning, the Vice President spoke with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  The Vice President thanked the King for his continued leadership in the region, particularly in the coalition to counter ISIL in Syria and Iraq, and reiterated the United States’ unwavering commitment to Jordan’s security and stability.  The Vice President and King Abdullah also expressed concern about recent violence and rising tensions regarding Jerusalem’s Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.  The Vice President called on all parties to exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions, and to uphold the historic status quo at the holy site.