White House denies snubbing Jordanian king

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L) stands alongside Jordan's King Abdullah II during an honor cordon upon his arrival for meetings at the Pentagon on January 11, 2016The White House on Monday said President Barack Obama would not meet with close ally King Abdullah of Jordan — who is currently in Washington — because of scheduling problems. “The president regrets that he is unable to meet with him personally on this visit due to scheduling conflicts, including the State of the Union address,” a White House spokesperson said. On Tuesday, Obama will deliver his final annual address to a joint session of Congress, a set piece of the US political calendar.

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