Relocating US embassy to Jerusalem a red line — Jordan

Momani says move would inflame Arab, Muslim sentiments across world

By JT – Jan 05,2017 – JORDAN TIMES


Jordan has been spearheading efforts to protect Jerusalem’s Arab-Islamic identity in the face of Judaisation policies (File photo)


AMMAN — Jordan has warned of “catastrophic” repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to move the US embassy in Israel to occupied Jerusalem.

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani told The Associated Press on Thursday that such a move could affect relations between the US and regional allies, including Jordan, the agency reported.

Momani said an embassy move would be a “red line” for Jordan and would “inflame the Islamic and Arab streets”.

His Majesty King Abdullah is the Custodian of the Holy Shrines in East Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in 1967 and annexed in a move not recognised by the international community. The Palestinians seek to establish their capital in East Jerusalem.


1 reply

  1. “Beggars cannot be choosers”. What about if the red line is crossed? “We will not accept any more US$ ???”

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