Amman: US vice president Mike Pence met King Abdullah of Jordan. The US vice president also visited Egypt before this. From Jordan the vice president will be visiting Israel. The Israel visit gains importance in view of the fact that the US has declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Subsequent to the US decision about Jerusalem the anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiment is gaining momentum in these countries. There are strong protests against US in these countries and Palestinian Hamas and other aggressive organisations are releasing statements against the visit of the US vice president’s visit. With this background, the US vice president has visited Egypt.
Vice president Pence had said that the US shall be standing shoulder to shoulder with Egypt about the questions of terrorism and security, during his discussions with the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The details of the discussions between Vice President Pence and the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi have not been made public.
Vice President Pence is now on his visit to Jordan and he has met King Abdullah of Jordan. It is said that the Egyptian President Sisi and King Abdullah of Jordan are the friends of the US in the region. Both have warned President Trump of dire consequences if Jerusalem was declared as the Israeli capital. President Trump, without paying heed to their opinion, had taken the decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
In the light of this the analysts world over are following the vice president’s visit to Egypt, Jordan and Israel.