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Jordan: 2 former ministers referred to court on charges of abusing job jurisdictions

09 Dec 2019; MEMO: The Jordanian House of Representatives agreed to refer two former ministers to court on charges of abusing their job jurisdictions.

This came during a session held by the parliament, on Sunday, as 119 members (out of 130 deputies) voted to approve the permission to prosecute the former Minister of Public Works and Housing Sami Halasa and former Minister of Environment Taher Al-Shakhshir, reported Anadolu Agency.

Jordan begins trial of Israeli who entered country illegally

02 Dec 2019; MEMO: The court case of an Israeli who infiltrated Jordan last month began today, the Petra news agency said.

Petra reported an official source saying: “The Israeli citizen Konstantin Kotov, who infiltrated the kingdom’s soil last month, was turned to Jordan’s state security court on charges of illegally entering the kingdom and possessing drugs with intent of using them.”

Jordan Receives Military Grant From France

AMMAN, Nov 28 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordan, on Wednesday, received 20 military vehicles, as a grant from France, it was reported.

The vehicles were handed over to Jordan, at a ceremony in the capital, Amman, where assistant for the chairman of joint chief of staff for planning and organisation, Hilal Khawaldeh, voiced appreciation for France and said, the grant reflects the deep ties between the two countries.

He also voiced keenness on increasing military cooperation with France.

‘Israel to pay the price for its disregard for international law’

26 Nov 2019; MEMO: The Foreign Minister of Jordan said on Monday that Israel will pay the price for its disregard for the international community and international law, Quds Press has reported. Ayman Al-Safadi made his comment during an emergency meeting of the Arab Foreign Ministers in Amman.

Jordan cancels interfaith conference due to Israel’s participation

21 Nov 2019; MEMO: Jordan’s Interior Ministry has cancelled the “Interfaith Peace” conference scheduled to begin today because Israeli representatives were due to take part.

The Governor of Amman, Saad Shehab, announced the cancellation of the conference “Interfaith Peace”, which was organised by the United Initiative for Religions Working in Jordan.

Jordan Says Israeli Occupation, Root Cause Of Conflict, Violence

AMMAN, Nov 14 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, said that, the Israeli occupation was the root cause of conflict and violence.

“War on Gaza would not bring security to Israel. Resolving the conflict on the basis of the two-state solution, under international law, will guarantee the right to security for all,” Safadi said.

“The international community must act to end aggression and create horizons for the two-state solution,” he added.

Jordan’s Recalled Ambassador To Return To Israel

MMAN, Nov 12 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordanian foreign minister, said on Monday that, the country’s ambassador to Israel will return to Tel Aviv, after having been recalled over Israeli continued detention of two Jordanians.

Ayman Safadi made the announcement at a press conference, where he said, the ambassador will return to Israel on Tuesday (today) or Wednesday (tomorrow).

Jordan is committed to the peace treaty with Israel and peace is a strategic Arab option, he noted.

Jordan says recalled ambassador to return to Israel

AMMAN, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Jordanian foreign minister said on Monday that the country's ambassador to Israel will return to Tel Aviv after having been recalled over the Israeli continued detention of two Jordanians.

Ayman Safadi made the announcement at a press conference, where he said the ambassador will return to Israel on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Jordan is committed to the peace treaty with Israel and peace is a strategic Arab option, he noted.

Jordan Says No Renewal, Extension Of Land Lease To Israel

AMMAN, Nov 11 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordan, on Sunday said, there will be no extension or renewal of an agreement which leases part of Jordan’s lands to Israel.

Early Sunday, King Abdullah II of Jordan announced the official termination of an agreement, which leases part of the kingdom’s lands to Israel.

“Today, I also announce the expiration of the Peace Treaty annexes on Baqoura and Ghumar, and the imposition of our full sovereignty over every inch of those lands,” the king said.

Jordan reaffirms two-state solution as only way to solve Palestinian issue

AMMAN, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Wednesday reaffirmed a two-state solution as the only way to resolve the Palestinian issue and to create comprehensive peace.

At a meeting in Amman with Thomas Greminger, secretary-general of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi called for intensified efforts to achieve regional security, stability and peace, said a ministry statement.

Safadi also called on the international community to continue abiding by its commitment to the Syrian refugees.

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