'King Abdullah will not cancel the peace agreement'

Source close to Jordanian King says he will not annul the peace agreement with Israel despite his opposition to sovereignty.

Elad Benari ,

King Abdullah II
King Abdullah II
Reuters

A source close to King Abdullah II of Jordan made clear on Thursday that "contrary to the impression that emerges from his statements, Abdullah will not cancel the peace agreement with Israel."

According to the source, quoted by Kan 11 News, "We give more to Israel than they give us - our intelligence services know what's going on in Syria and Iraq."

The Jordanian King recently warned Israel against applying sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, saying that if Israel goes through with the sovereignty move, “it would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan".

Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz later threatened that the kingdom would review its relationship with Israel if the Jewish state goes ahead with the sovereignty move.

Jordan is one of only two Arab countries, along with Egypt, to have signed a peace deal with Israel. However, many Jordanians still see Israel as an enemy and protest what they view as “normalization” with the Jewish state.

In addition, the country’s parliament, which is made up mostly of Islamists, remains anti-Israel and its members have more than once called to annul the peace treaty.



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