Jordan recalls envoy from Iran for consultations

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Amman, April 18 (IANS) Jordan on Monday recalled its ambassador to Iran for consultations over Tehran’s interference in Arab affairs, the media reported.

“After attacks on Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran, we urged Iran to stop interference in Arab affairs, but we did not see any response from the country even to calls by the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Conference not to interfere in regional issues,” Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said.

On January 3, Saudi Arabia announced the severance of its diplomatic ties with Iran, and asked all Iranian diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours. The edit followed attacks on its mission after the Saudi execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Jordan decided to recall its ambassador to Iran to revaluate the situation in light of the ongoing developments, Momani said.

Jordan hopes that Iran works on building cooperation and trust with Arab countries and respects the sovereignty of the Arab states and not interfere in their affairs, he added.

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