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Jordan Will Not Name New Envoy

Jordan Will Not Name New EnvoyJordan Will Not Name New Envoy

A senior Jordanian source told Al-Arabiya channel on Friday that his country will not appoint a new ambassador to Iran.

Jordan withdrew its ambassador from Tehran more than a year ago, in protest at what it called continued Iranian interference in the affairs of Arab countries, Arab News reported.

“There is no intention to name a new Jordanian ambassador in Tehran at the moment,” the source told Al-Arabiya.

Earlier, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi stressed that “the security and stability of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is part and parcel of the security and stability of the kingdom of Jordan.”

The move comes as Jordan was seemingly taking steps to improve relations with Iran after the two countries adopted the same stance regarding the US decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Beit-ul-Moqaddas, much to Saudi Arabia’s chagrin.  

Last week, Saudi Arabia and two other Persian Gulf Arab states pledged $2.5 billion to help support Jordan’s besieged economy after an income-tax increase sparked some of the largest street protests since the Arab Spring in 2011.

 

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