During a Lower House session, Safadi explained that the agreement comes within the military and security cooperation with the US side, which dates back to decades, stressing that the said cooperation does not authorise US forces to carry out combat missions on Jordanian territories, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The agreement, he added, is subject to both Jordanian and international laws, noting that it is exclusive to training and collaboration to fight terrorism.
He pointed out that tax exemptions stipulated in the agreement do not affect the state treasury, and include programmes funded by the US.
Safadi highlighted that providing protection comes as part of the commitment to international law, which regulates immunities, privileges, and movement as well as interactions between foreign missions and foreign operating entities.
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