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Jordan Moves to Improve Tehran Ties for Security Reasons

Jordan Moves to Improve Tehran Ties for Security ReasonsJordan Moves to Improve Tehran Ties for Security Reasons

Jordan seeks to improve ties with Iran, particularly to help ensure security along its borders, according to a commentary published in the London-based Arabic-language Rai Al-Youm newspaper.
"The Jordanian government has taken small, calculated steps in secret to increase the level of relations with Iran, Qatar and Syria. Some political and parliamentary sources have confirmed the measures," the article said, ISNA reported. 
The paper wrote that the brief meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the sidelines of a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul on May 18—which was the first encounter between the two countries' leaders in 15 years—was in line with Amman's rapprochement with Tehran.
 

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