Iraq recalls ambassador to Jordan
Iraq's ambassador was told to return to Baghdad Friday for consultations (File Archive)
Leadership in Baghdad pulled its ambassador in Jordan Friday, according to Agence France Presse.
"Iraq decides to withdraw its ambassador from the Jordanian capital Amman for consultations," the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website, as reported by AFP.
There was no reason given for the move, but the decision comes just two days after Sunni Iraqi leaders who were meeting in Amman allegedly called the ongoing insurgency in Iraq as a "popular revolt."
The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has seized swathes of territory throughout the country in recent weeks, including control of the city of Mosul and the Syria-Iraq border crossing. Some Sunni tribal groups in Iraq initially supported the offensive, but many groups retracted from the insurgency after it became clear that ISIS motives were more extremist than initially thought.