Just this week Operation Eager Lion, consisting of thousands of troops from the USTSA and 18 other nations, finished.
Why did Annan go to Jordan first?
And does this urging from King Abdullah II have any significance?
AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan's king has urged for a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis in talks with international envoy Kofi Annan.[source : Jordan's king calls peaceful solution in Syria, Fox News, http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/31/jordan-king-calls-peaceful-solution-in-syria/, 31/05/2012]
The royal palace says King Abdullah II and Annan discussed the issue behind closed doors on Thursday.
A palace statement says Abdullah stressed that the solution should ensure the "unity of the Syrian people, restore Syria's security and stability and end violence and bloodshed there." It did not elaborate.
Annan is in Jordan following talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.