Jordan FM complains after embassy employees detained

Israeli ambassador in Amman summoned by Jordanian official who "strongly condemns, rejects aggression shown by Israeli security men."

November 25, 2010 02:12
Jordan's King Abdullah gestures while speaking dur

Jordan King Abdullah 58. (photo credit: AP)


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Jordan issued an official complaint to Israel on Wednesday following a police interrogation of two Jordanian embassy employees on Tuesday, according to the official Petra news agency.

The country has demanded an investigation of events and strongly protested what it called "an aggression" by Israeli policemen.

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The report suggested that Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh summoned the Israeli ambassador in Amman and expressed his concerns over the event.

Judeh told the Israeli representative that the Jordanian government "strongly condemned and rejected the aggression on the two embassy officials by Israeli security men".

On Tuesday, two employees of the Jordanian Embassy were briefly detained in Givataim after arousing the suspicions of detectives.

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