Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi hits back at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for condemning Amman’s response to yesterday’s police killing of a Jordanian attacker.
“Jordan is and was a voice of reason and peace,” he tells journalists during a press conference in Amman.
“Our positions against violence and terrorism are clear to everyone,” Safadi says, adding that King Abdullah II is “invested in establishing security, peace and freedom for the Palestinians.”
The diplomatic spat between Israel and Jordan erupted yesterday in the wake of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, in which a Jordanian man stabbed an Israeli police officer and was killed.
Amman in response called the incident “a heinous crime,” and demanded details about the incident from the Israeli government.
Later that day, Netanyahu’s office released a statement calling the Jordanian reaction “outrageous,” and said Amman appeared to be backing terrorism.