Iraq recalls envoy to Jordan after opposition meets in Amman

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. (File Photo: AFP)

Baghdad on Friday said it had recalled its ambassador to Jordan, two days after Sunni Iraqi leaders meeting in Amman described a jihadist-led insurgency sweeping parts of Iraq as a "popular revolt".

"Iraq decides to withdraw its ambassador from the Jordanian capital Amman for consultations," the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website, without giving a reason for the move.

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