Jodan King Abdullah criticizes Assad, Morsi


Jordanian protesters demanding government reforms joined an encampment at a central squarein Amman, Jordan on March 25, 2011. Dozens were injured in clashes in the protest camp between 2000 protesters and around 300 King supporters who threw rocks on them. (Salah Malkawwi/ Getty Images)


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Jordan's King Abdullah II gave an interview with The Atlantic magazine, and he has some harsh words for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. "“There is no depth there,” Abdullah told The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, speaking on Morsi's understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Abdullah also said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is so provincial that he'd never heard of jet lag and accused Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of being authoritarian.

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The slams are a bold move for a Abdullah, who the New York Times notes leads one of the smallest and poorest Arab nations.

At least he had some nice words for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He said that they have a "very strong" relationship. The two met last month, Ynet reported.  

But that didn't stop Abdullah from offering his own advice to Israel. "If Israel doesn't agree to a Palestinian state quickly, apartheid or democracy will be its choice," he told Goldberg.