Jordan’s king advised the West to make concessions to Russia over Crimea

Abdullah II

Jordan’s king Abdullah II in an interview with the Wasington Post called on Western countries to make concessions to Russia against the Crimea in order to resolve the Syrian crisis.

According to the monarch, Moscow “playing three-dimensional chess”, where great importance of Crimea, Ukraine and Syria.

“Americans and Europeans should discuss with the Russian three questions at the same time (…) For Russian, in my opinion, the most important is the Crimea, you will see much greater flexibility in relation to Syria, if reach mutual understanding on the issue of Crimea. Less problematic would be the situation with Ukraine,” — said the king, advising that the “actively traded”.

Crimea became part of Russia in the spring of 2014 as a result of the referendum. Kiev refuses to recognize the results of the plebiscite, calling the Peninsula occupied territory. Moscow insists that the procedure was conducted in full accordance with international law and the UN Charter. Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that the Crimea issue “is closed permanently.”

Later, the United States, member States of the European Union, as well as a number of other countries have introduced restrictive measures against Russia. In response, Moscow banned food exports from most countries, which supported anti-Russian sanctions.