Jordan expels Syrian ambassador over critical comments

By REUTERS
May 26, 2014 14:48






AMMAN - Jordan said on Monday it was expelling the Syrian ambassador in the kingdom and giving him 24 hours to leave the country for breaching diplomatic norms.



A foreign ministry statement said Ambassador Bahjat Suleiman, a former general and intelligence chief, had violated diplomatic protocol by posting repeated comments on social media that criticized Jordan.

The Western-backed kingdom has harbored more than one million refugees from neighboring Syria's civil war, where rebels are fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

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