Jordanian Foreign Minister warns of 'unprecedented danger' from sovereignty plan

Jordan warns of 'unprecedented danger' from sovereignty plan, claims it will 'kill the two-state solution'.

Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP ,

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi
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Israeli plans to apply sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria pose an "unprecedented danger", Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi warned Thursday during a rare visit to the Palestinian Authority.

Jordan's top diplomat traveled by helicopter to Ramallah, headquarters of the Palestinian Authority, for talks with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas.

"The issue of annexation is an unprecedented danger to the peace process," Safadi told journalists after the meeting.

"If annexation occurs, it will kill the two-state solution and destroy all the foundations on which the peace process was based," he added.

The Israeli government has said it could begin the implementation of the sovereignty plan from July 1, prompting Jordan to warn that it would review ties.

Safadi said the kingdom would continue to support the Palestinian Authority and "protect the region from the consequences of a long and painful conflict if Israel annexes a third of the occupied West Bank."

Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian Authority official, said the Jordanian delegation shared Abbas's position.

"Arab peace initiative, end the occupation, realizing the independence of the state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital, on the 1967 borders," he wrote on Twitter.




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