Why Did The King Of Jordan Fly To Moscow To Meet Russian President Putin?

King Abdullah II of Jordan and Russian President Vladimir Putin. © Alexei Nikolskiy/Russian Presidential press service/TASS

Shehab Al-Makahleh, Al Arabiya: Did Jordan king visit Moscow to avert disaster in the region?

The moment his plane landed in Moscow on February 15, Russian media broadcast the king while saying: “I am always very delighted and warmed by the opportunity to see my dear brother, President Putin, as a friend, a dear friend of his as well as a friend of Russia ’, with this statement King Abdullah II started his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The wording is very important at this time as the king expressed the Jordanian fears of a comprehensive regional war with non-conventional weapons which some countries have and would use at certain points and areas if war breaks out.

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WNU Editor: The war against the Islamic State may be winding down, but the old rivalries and conflicts are coming back. Jordan does not want to be in the crossfire, and they know that at least in Syria the Russians have pull.

More News On The Putin - King Abdullah II Meeting In Moscow This Week

King of Jordan hails Russia’s role in Syrian settlement -- TASS
Russia, Jordan Have Grounds to Enhance Cooperation - Putin -- Sputnik
What’s at Stake for Jordan in Moscow? -- Eleanor Beevor, Al Bawaba
Russia plays kingmaker in the Middle East -- Maria Dubovikova, Arab News

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