Jordan calls for political solution in Syria, Iraq fears terrorism expansion

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Jordan has called on the international community for a political solution to the ongoing conflict in war-torn Syria.

The government said in a statement on Saturday that “a political solution is the only way to guarantee Syria’s security and its territorial integrity.”

Iraq: Dangerous development

Meanwhile, the Iraqi foreign ministry raised fears that air strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain against Syrian military targets could give terrorism an opportunity to expand in the region.

The air strikes marked a “a very dangerous development,” the ministry said in statement.

“Such action could have dangerous consequences, threatening the security and stability of the region and giving terrorism another opportunity to expand after it was ousted from Iraq and forced into Syria to retreat to a large extent,” it said.

The ministry called on Arab leaders to discuss the situation at a summit due to be held in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

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