House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation in Jordan amid unrest in the Middle East following Turkey’s invasion of Northeast Syria, her office said Saturday.
Pelosi announced the surprise summit in a press release Saturday, saying the delegation has met with King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein and other Jordan officials.
“Our bipartisan delegation is visiting Jordan at a critical time for the security and stability of the region,” Pelosi said in a statement Saturday.
“With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey’s incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia,” she added.
Earlier Saturday, Turkish and Kurdish leaders accused each other of violating a US-brokered cease-fire in northern Syria.
A senior US official and the top Kurdish commander both said that Turkey is continuing to advance, taking territory in and around the border city of Ras al-Ain, NBC News reported.
On Wednesday, Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer stormed out of a White House sitdown on Syria after Trump began personally berating the speaker, the two Dems said afterward.
The White House and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blamed the impasse on Pelosi.
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