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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

President Obama spoke with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan today.  They discussed the urgency of providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Iraq, the risks to the region from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other extremist groups, and the importance of supporting an inclusive Iraqi political process.  The two leaders discussed the need for an immediate cessation of hostilities and a durable cease-fire in Gaza, as well as increased support to civilians in Gaza who have suffered tremendously during the conflict.  The President and King Abdullah II reaffirmed the strong friendship and strategic partnership between the United States and Jordan.