AMMAN: The USA’ prime diplomat was in Jordan on Sunday (Jan 7) as a part of a Center East tour aiming to make sure the Israel-Hamas war doesn’t unfold.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Amman on Saturday night forward of anticipated conferences with Jordan’s King Abdullah II.
The conflict that began on Oct 7 with an unprecedented assault in opposition to Israel by Gaza-based Hamas militants triggered relentless retaliatory bombardment by Israel, leaving Gazans desperately in want of humanitarian support.
Jordan’s Minister of Overseas Affairs, Ayman Safadi, in a gathering with Blinken, emphasised the “necessity of the instant finish to the aggression, of the safety of civilians within the Gaza Strip, and delivering sufficient and lasting humanitarian and medical support to all of the areas of Gaza”, a international ministry assertion on X mentioned.
Blinken, who’s looking for to get extra support into besieged Gaza, visited the World Meals Programme’s regional coordination warehouse within the Jordanian capital, dwell AFPTV photos confirmed
Contained in the warehouse, stocked with pallets of support and with a beeping forklift manoeuvring, the senior UN official in Jordan, Sheri Ritsema-Anderson, described the state of affairs in Gaza as in contrast to something she had seen throughout 15 years within the Center East.
It’s “catastrophic. That is epic”, she informed reporters.