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Jordan's FM calls for Temple Mount 'status quo' to be preserved

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi, who emphasized the need to "preserve the historic status quo on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Dome of the Rock and Dome of the Chain on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem © Mena Today

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi, who emphasized the need to "preserve the historic status quo on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the special role of the kingdom in relation to the holy sites for Muslims in the city." 

This was reported by the White House, which added that Blinken thanked Jordan for "partnership in coordinating the airdrops into Gaza, which provided life-saving assistance to the Palestinians." 

According to the announcement, the two also discussed "efforts to ensure an immediate and lasting cease-fire in Gaza for at least six weeks, as part of a deal to release the hostages and increase humanitarian aid."

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