Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi travels to Jordan today (Monday), beginning a regional tour he says will open a new page in Iraq's relations with its neighbors.
In Amman, Mr. Allawi is expected to discuss Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian-born militant believed by authorities in Baghdad and Washington to be involved in the most violent recent terrorist attacks in Iraq.
Jordan's King Abdullah says Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a common criminal who is not as smart and less of a threat than news reports make him out to be.
U.S. officials have offered a $25 million reward for the militant leader.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.