Biden nominates key diplomat to be US ambassador to Jordan

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AMMAN — US President Joe Biden nominated Yael Lempert to serve as the US ambassador to Jordan on Tuesday, according to an Israeli media outlet.اضافة اعلان

The key post of US ambassador to Jordans holds great significance, especially as Israel swore in its most right-wing, ultra-nationalist, and extreme government in its history, causing regional tensions to rise.

Lempert currently serves as the State Department’s second-highest-ranking diplomat dedicated to the Middle East.

She has visited the region several times during her time with the Biden administration in bids to de-escalate tensions — including meetings last April between Israeli, Jordanian, and Palestinian officials as tensions flared surrounding Al-Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem.

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