Jordan firmly denies hosting American troops for strike on Iraq
Jordan strongly denied Sunday media reports saying it would allow foreign troops to use its land to launch a United States military strike against Iraq.
Jordan’s minister of political affairs and minister of information, Mohammed al-Adwan told reporters that the British Observer newspaper report on the use of Jordanian lands for a possible US attack against Iraq is "untrue."
According to the Kuwait News Agency, he said, "these reports are part of an evil media campaign against Jordan, which was launched recently to doubt our national stance towards Iraq and Palestine."
Al-Adwan further said, "these reports will never fulfill their aims and harm our relations with our brotherly countries" and denied the existence of any foreign troops on Jordanian territory.
Jordan, lead by King Abdulllah II is "doing its best through regional and international levels to lift the economic blockade on Iraq and avoid any military strike."
He conveyed that the only way to deal with Baghdad is through dialogue, hoping to continue deliberations and end the sufferings of the Iraqi people.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s foreign minister Marwan Moasher met with the Iraqi ambassador to Jordan in Amman on Saturday and renewed Amman’s firm stance of “rejecting the use of force against Iraq to maintain its unity and stability.” (Albawaba.com)