Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said that the Israeli annexation of the
Jordan Valley would be contrary to the peace agreement signed between the two
countries in 1994.
Speaking to a gathering of parliament members, he said
that Jordan “categorically rejects any Israeli intention in this regard and will
not stand idly by, but will act diplomatically,” according to a report on
Thursday in the London-based daily Al-Hayat.
Jordanian officials have
expressed their fear over the last two days over reports that Israel and the
Palestinians are conducting secret negotiations and may come to an agreement
that comes at Jordan’s expense.
Former prime minister Marouf al-Bakhit
stressed the necessity of Jordan having a presence and participating in any
future negotiations in order to protect its interests.
out that Washington informed Amman that it is completely unsatisfied with the
Israeli project as well.
A Jordanian government spokesman told Al-Hayat
that Jordan’s position is clear – “the entire territory of the West Bank and
Gaza Strip are Palestinian land under occupation,” and should make up the