He made the pledge before a meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II at
The promise, which follows a
"The people of
"It puts a great strain on the resources of
Acknowledging that the Syrian crisis would not be resolved in the short term, Obama said he is considering new ways to pressure the government of Syrian President
"There will be some intermediate steps that we can take to apply more pressure to the Assad regime, and we're going to be continuing to work with all the parties concerned to try to move forward on a diplomatic solution," Obama said.
Abdullah said the rise of extremism in
"The main challenge that we have is how we bring a political comprehensive solution to the Syrian people," the king said.
In addition, Obama said he would seek a new five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Jordanian government on providing fund and other U.S. resources for
The new MOU will last from 2015 to 2019. The current one, to expire in September, is worth
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