Jordan on Tuesday summoned the Iraqi charge d’affaires after employees at Baghdad’s embassy beat and kicked Jordanian supporters of Saddam Hussein at a seminar on mass graves in Amman.
“The foreign ministry today summoned the Iraqi charge d'affaires to condemn this assault that contradicts all diplomatic norms,” AFP reported the Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh as saying to the lower house of parliament in a televised meeting.
“The charge d’affaires was told that Jordan does not accept such actions.”
Judeh said he received a call from Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, “who said his government has decided to investigate the incident, question the Iraqi ambassador (Jawad Hadi Abbas) and recall all those involved.”
State-run Petra news agency cited an Iraqi foreign ministry statement saying Zebari “expressed his government’s apologies and dismay at these provocative actions that do not meet the orientations of the new Iraq.”
Judeh told MPs that “the Iraqi embassy made a mistake by holding the seminar (on Thursday) without coordination with the Jordanian foreign ministry.”
The MPs called on the government to “take all necessary means to punish the attackers, expel the Iraqi ambassador and demand an Iraqi government apology,” Petra reported.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر