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Israel and Jordan have agreed on moves aimed at reducing tensions surrounding a prominent holy site in Jerusalem.

Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Israel had renewed a pledge to maintain existing rules.

Kerry said Israel had also given assurances it had no intention of changing the status quo at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

In a statement, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu said Muslims may pray at al-Aqsa Mosque compound but Jews, Christians and members of other faiths may only visit and not pray.

Later, US Secretary of State John Kerry called on King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh and discussed peace efforts in Syria.

According to US State Department spokesman John Kirby, two sides called for greater international efforts to restore stability to Syria without President Bashar al-Assad at its helm.


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