King of Jordan visits Joe Biden to discuss Israel-Hamas ceasefire, hostage release deal

Joe Biden has welcomed the King of Jordan to Washington.

The two leaders are holding talks to further a ceasefire and hostage release deal between Israel and Hamas.

King Abdullah is expected to push the president to do more to stop Israel’s planned offensive in Rafah.

While the US has not changed its policy on Israel, there are reports Mr Biden is becoming fed up with Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the war in Gaza.

It is the first meeting of the two leaders since three American troops were killed in a drone attack on a military base in Jordan.