- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 23, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met Thursday with a Jordanian delegation led by Lt. Gen. Mashal al-Zaben, the chairman of Jordan’s joint chiefs, and Lt. Gen. Prince Feisal bin Hussein.

According to Pentagon press secretary George Little, the trio had “productive conversations about current events in the Middle East, including the unrest in Syria and the situation in Iran.”

Mr. Panetta expressed his deep appreciation for Jordan’s contributions in support of coalition operations, including Afghanistan, Mr. Little said.

The Jordanian delegation is in Washington for the 34th U.S.-Jordan Joint Military Commission, the Defense Department’s annual bilateral consultation with the Jordanian armed forces.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide