Jordan won’t name an ambassador to Iran: Source tells Al Arabiya English

Faysal Alshammary
Faysal Alshammary - Al Arabiya English
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A high-ranking Jordanian source told Al Arabiya English on Friday that Jordan transferred its ambassador Abdullah Abu Rumman from Iran to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Amman based on a decision by the Jordanian cabinet.

“There is no intention to name another Jordanian envoy in Tehran at the time,” the source told Al Arabiya English.

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Commenting on the decision’s circumstances, the source reiterated: “Jordan’s fixed position from Iranian policies which include interfering in the affairs of the region’s countries,” and voiced Jordan’s concern over “the security of the region’s countries particularly of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.”

“Saudi Arabia’s security is (part) of our security,” he said, adding: “We are concerned over our Arab and Gulf depth.”

In response to a question from Al Arabiya English, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi stressed that “the security and stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is part of the security and stability of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”.

The Jordanian foreign minister said that “Jordan’s position is consistent with the rejection of Iranian interference in the affairs of the countries in the region”.

He stressed Jordan's keenness on “the security of the countries of the region, especially Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council,” adding that “Saudi Arabia security is ours as well, and we are keen on our Arab and Gulf depth,” he said.

The source explained that Jordan’s envoy in Iran returned to Amman on Friday morning after he was summoned to consult on the background of “Iran’s interferences in Arab affairs.”

He noted that a series of Iranian policies “lead to deepening instability in the region.”

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“We reject (Iran’s policies) that interfere in the internal affairs of brotherly Arab countries and that harm the principle of good neighborliness which we respect when dealing with countries neighboring Arab states,” he added.

Diplomats said Jordan’s decision comes according to Jordan’s orientation “to evaluate its relations with Iran during this phase in the light of the givens and developments related to interferences in the security of the region’s countries.”

This article is also available in Arabic.

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