Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is to meet Washington’s top diplomat to discuss the upsurge in violence in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, his spokesman told AFP on Wednesday.
The meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place in the Jordanian capital at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT) on Thursday, Nabil Abu Rudeina said.
Kerry was due to arrive in Jordan later on Wednesday and have a private dinner King Abdullah II, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, at which the two men will discuss the simmering tensions in Jerusalem and other regional issues.
She confirmed Kerry was to also meet with Abbas, saying it was “the most likely option” that their talks would be on Thursday.
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