Jordan's king denounces assassination attempt in Iraq

By IANS Time of article published Nov 7, 2021

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Amman – King Abdullah II of Jordan has condemned the assassination attempt in Iraq during a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

The king on Sunday said the attempt aimed to threaten the security and stability of Iraq, according to a statement by the Royal Hashemite Court.

He stressed that Jordan stands in full solidarity with Iraq and its people, supporting of bolstering security and stability, and with the Iraqi government's efforts on counter-terrorism, Xinhua news agency reported.

The king also lauded the solid ties between the two countries and their people, expressing keenness to intensify cooperation in all fields.

Also on Sunday, Jordan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the assassination attempt.

The Ministry affirmed the country's solidarity with Iraq and its people, stressing its unwavering support for its security and stability as well as the efforts of the Iraqi government in combating terrorism.

Earlier on Sunday, al-Kadhimi escaped unhurt an assassination attempt by a booby-trapped drone that landed on his residence. The assassination attempt came amid protests by followers of political parties rejecting election results in October.

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