Britain closes Amman embassy for security reasons
Britain indefinitely closed its embassy in Jordan Saturday because of the danger of a "terrorist attack," the British Foreign Office stated. A spokesman for the office said only that the closure was prompted by the security situation in Jordan.
The Foreign Office also updated its advice for Britons visiting the Kingdom to say that "terrorists may be in the final stages of planning attacks against Westerners and places frequented by Westerners."
Jordanian government spokesman Nasser Judeh told The Associated Press that Jordan's security authorities had "studied information on the threat and did not believe that it warranted closing down the British Embassy." "The Jordanian security apparatus provides the required protection to foreign embassies without any threat and in the event of a threat, steps up protection," Judeh said. "Britain took this decision. Jordan believes that the threat does not warrant closure of the British Embassy."