US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Jordan’s King Abdullah met at the US Capitol in Washington last March. Image Credit: AFP

Washington: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress were in Jordan on Saturday for meetings with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials.

Pelosi said in a statement the visit was at “a critical time for the security and stability of the region... 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 Daesh, Iran and Russia.”