US-Iran war would bring ‘untold chaos’ warns Jordan’s King Abdullah II


January 15, 2020

Jordanian King Abdullah II arrives to deliver a speech at the European Parliament on January 15, 2020 in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP)

The king warned of the re-emergence of Daesh in Iraq and Syria
He also said failure to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict endangers world peace

STRASBOURG, France: A war between the US and Iran would wreak “untold chaos” on the world, Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned Wednesday, in a speech to European lawmakers on the tensions boiling across the Middle East.

Although Washington and Tehran are currently in a standoff after tit-for-tat military actions over the past two weeks, the king told the European Parliament that the danger has not passed.

“What if next time neither side steps back from the brink, dragging us all toward untold chaos? An all-out war jeopardizes the stability of the entire region,” he said.

“What’s more, it risks massive disruptions of the entire global economy including markets, but threatens a resurgence of terrorism across the world.”

The alarm was among a raft of other warnings by King Abdullah, a pro-Western leader whose country is a haven of relative stability in a Middle East roiled by proxy conflicts, sectarian violence and competition between powers inside and outside the region.

Urging greater leadership and “patience” to address the tensions, Abdullah expressed concern about developments in Syria and Iraq.

“What if Syria remains hostage to global rivalries and spirals back into civil conflict? What if we see a reemergence of Daesh and Syria becomes a staging ground for attacks against the rest of the world?” he asked, using an alternative acronym for Daesh.

Turmoil in Iraq, he said, risked tipping that country into a cycle of “recovery and relapse — or, worse yet, conflict.”

He also homed in on Libya, one of the biggest foreign policy issues facing the EU along with Iran.

“What if Libya collapses into an all-out war, and ultimately a failed state? What if Libya is the new Syria, just much closer to the continent you all call home?” he asked, saying such scenarios needed to be addressed now to prevent them becoming reality.

Jordanian King Abdullah II warned the European Parliament against one-state solution and said failure to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict endangers world peace. (AFP)

The Jordanian monarch, who carries the hereditary title of “custodian” of holy Muslim and Christian sites in Jerusalem, also stressed to MEPs that Israel was trying to “impose an unthinkable solution” over Palestinians as hopes fade for a two-state solution backed by the international community.

He said Israel’s construction of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory and “disregard of international law” could be summed up as “one state turning its back on its neighborhood, perpetuating divisions among peoples and faiths worldwide.


5 replies

  1. Unfortunately the time for a two state solution seems to be over. And the Israelis are not prepared for equal justice for all in a one state solution. May Allah bless the people of the region and let them find a solution in a seemable unsolvable situation.

  2. Believe me that there is no peace in the islamic countries as long as Saudi Arabia and Iran ( Sunni and Shiah) REJECT Human Right and Women’s Right

    Human Right is the core of God’s law ( Christian and Islam) or the core of the world peace.

    Second. As long as the extremist Intolerant Muslim exist there is no peace in Islamic countries. The extremist Muslim is the root of conflict every where, they are Muslim supremacy just like White Supremacy in the West.

    Third, Most of Islamic leaders ad scholars are big Hypocrite.

    Fourth, Islamic teaching has been contaminated by Hadith’ s teaching .

    Fifth, Most Islamic scholars do not believe Jesus teaching, and God has warns Muslim as following:

    As for those who disbelieve ( Injil ) I shall chastise them with a heavy chastisement in the world and the Hereafter; and they will have no helpers. (Q3:56)

    That is the problem with Muslim to day.
    Muslim really need reformation of Islamic teaching and mind set Muslim as well.


      • Rafiq— his speech is the same and very nice and promote peace and freedom of religion, speech and thought—

        But as long as Ahmadiyah ledear do not declare all violent verses and Hadith, there is no peace in Islamuc community. Why?

        Because some bad Muslim USE some violent verses and hadith to JUSTIFY their acts and kill innoncent people who do not follow their belief.

        So as long as the violent verses and hadith still exist in Islamic teaching ( al Quran and Hadith ) there is no peace.
        Ahmadiyyah has been promoting the peaceful teaching of Islam more than 100 years, the bad Muslims still increase or grow, not decrease at all as we see in Pakistan, Indonesia, and other Islamic countries.
        Rafiq, what we need now to reform Islamic teaching and declare all violent verses and hadiths are INVALID to implement NOW.

        I agree with China Government to REWRITE Al Quran and Hadith in China.
        With love ❤️

      • ok, let’s rest this discussion for a while. You made your point and I made mine …

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