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Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama

US president hosts King Abdullah II to discuss unrest across the Middle East and the quest for Arab-Israeli peace

Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan (L) May 17, 2011 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama
The two leaders dicussed many bilateral issues including a comprehensive peace in the Middle East. US president Barack Obama, following talks with Jordan's King Abdullah, said on Tuesday it was more vital than ever to get Israel and the Palestinians back to negotiations toward a peace deal (Getty Images)
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama
Jordan's King Abdullah (L) and Committee Chairman Senator Daniel K Inouye (D-HI) pose before a meeting with the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill May 17, 2011 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator John Kerry (D-MA) (R) shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah (2R) while standing with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) (L), Committee Ranking Member Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) (2L) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) on Capitol Hill May 17, 2011 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama
Jordan's King Abdullah (C) and Committee Chairman Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) (R) pose before a meeting with the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill May 17, 2011 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama
Members of the Jordanian press and others wait for a meeting between Jordan's King Abdullah and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill May 17, 2011 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama (R) meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan (L) May 17, 2011 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. The two leaders were expected to discuss many bilateral issues including a comprehensive peace in the Middle East, according to a White House news release (Getty Images)
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama
From left Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) Committee Ranking Member Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Senator Tom Udall (D-UT), Jordan's King Abdullah, Committee Ranking Member Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Christopher A. Coons (D-DE) and Senator Benjamin L Cardin (D-MD) pose before a meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill May 17, 2011 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
Jordan's King Abdullah meets Barack Obama
From left Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Senator Tom Udall (D-UT), Jordan's King Abdullah, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Senator John Kerry (D-MA) stand together before a meeting on Capitol Hill May 17, 2011 (Getty Images)