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King chairs National Policies Council meeting

‘Israeli PM required to honour his responsibilities, take legal measures to ensure killer is tried, justice is served; rather than exhibit political showmanship in dealing with this crime to score personal political points’

By JT - Jul 28,2017 - Last updated at Jul 28,2017

His Majesty King Abdullah chairs a National Policies Council meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace on Thursday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

Amman — His Majesty King Abdullah, upon his return to Jordan on Thursday, chaired a National Policies Council (NPC) meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace.

“A staff member at the Israeli embassy in Amman has shot two of our sons. We will dedicate all the efforts and resources of the Jordanian state to ensure that justice takes its course,” King Abdullah said during the meeting, attended by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Feisal, adviser to His Majesty and NPC chairman, as well as a number of senior officials and officers.

His Majesty affirmed: “The Israeli prime minister is required to honour his responsibilities and take the necessary legal measures to ensure that the killer is tried and justice is served, rather than exhibiting political showmanship in dealing with this crime to score personal political points. Such conduct is utterly rejected and provocative. It angers us all, threatens regional security, and fuels extremism. It is absolutely unacceptable.”

“I extend my condolences to the families of the victims, and pray that God have mercy on their souls and grant their families, and all Jordanians, patience and fortitude. I hereby affirm that we will not relinquish any of their rights or the rights of our citizens; and Israel’s handling of the case at the embassy, the killing of Judge Raed Zuaiter, and other cases will have a direct impact on our relations,” the King said.

During the meeting, His Majesty stressed that Jordan is a state that honours its international legal obligations, and respects international law and diplomatic norms, which guarantees our rights and the rights of our citizens.

With regards to the crisis at Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif, the King said: “We have managed the crisis at Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif after continuous efforts — throughout the period since its start on July 14 — to contain its ramifications and reopen the mosque in its entirety through our common stand with our Palestinian brethren. It is important to stress the need to ensure full respect of the historical and legal status quo at Al Haram Al Sharif to prevent the recurrence of such crises.”

Prime Minister Hani Mulki, Royal Hashemite Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh, General Intelligence Department Director Maj. Gen. Adnan Jundi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, King’s Adviser for Tribal Affairs Sharif Fawwaz Zaben Abdullah, Adviser to His Majesty and National Policies Council Rapporteur Abdullah Wreikat, Interior Minister Ghaleb Zu’bi, Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani, Public Security department Director Maj. Gen. Ahmad Sarhan Faqih, and General Directorate of Gendarmerie Director Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh attended the meeting.

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I was traveling with a group in Jordon in 6/18-6/20/2017. We loved it. We went to Petra ,Dead Sea,Mount Nebo,Amman Archaeological Museum, Jerash. We loved everything we saw and I bought a red and white headdress for my husband. He had bought one in 1971 and needed a new one. Peace and good health to all the wonderful people of Jordon.

I think his Majesty has a beautiful vision and that he has great Compassion and values all life as a gift from God. Perhaps some could pray to God to expand their hearts with Love and Mercy so that they could comprehend that God is so big and Great and loving he wants the whole world to live in PEACE.
Long live the King of Jordon.

with all due respect, but I think we need harsher policies, we can not afford to be beggars anymore. I think his majesty works hard for the well being of this country and the citizens. but I believe that other leader don't have a clue about his vision and his strategy. even though he says it clear out, yet I think their minds can not comprehend his vision.

EXCELLENT SPEACH AND SOUND FOREIGN POLICY. LONG LIVE HIS MAJESTY.

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