Abdullah II


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Abdullah II

(äbdo͝ol`lä), 1962–, king of Jordan (1999–), b. Amman, educated at Sandhurst and Oxford in England and Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C. He joined (1984) the Jordanian military, rose swiftly, became (1994) head of Jordan's Special Forces, and attained (1998) the rank of major general. He succeeded to the crown upon the death of his father, Hussein IHussein I
, 1935–99, king of Jordan; educated in England at Harrow and Sandhurst. He ascended the throne (1953) after his grandfather Abdullah I had been killed (1951) by a Palestinian extremist and after his father was declared (1952) mentally unfit to serve as king.
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, whose moderate policies he has continued. Abdullah has publicly supported political and economic reform, but major changes have not been made. He also has supported an independent Palestinian state while maintaining relatively cordial relations with Israel and generally has continued Jordan's status as an American ally.
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Amir congratulates king of Jordan The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani sent on Saturday a cable of congratulations to HM King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, on the occasion of his accession to the throne.