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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi in Jordan for talks with King Abdullah

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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi in Jordan for talks with King Abdullah
FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses the audience during the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) 2019 Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso   -   Copyright  CARLOS JASSO(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress were in Jordan on Saturday for meetings with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials.

Pelosi said in a statement the visit was at “a critical time for the security and stability of the region… With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey’s incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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