Must Listen

Must Read

What Art Thinks

Pre-Millennialism

Today's Headlines

Man blowing a shofar

Administrative Area





Locally Contributed...

Audio

Video

Special Interest

Daily News
22514
“Jordans King: We Fear Spread of Iraq Chaos”
by The Times of Israel   
June 30th, 2014
King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Royal Palace, in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday March, 20, 2013. (photo credit: AP Photo/Yousef Allan, Jordanian Royal Palace)
King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Royal Palace, in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday March, 20, 2013. (photo credit: AP Photo/Yousef Allan, Jordanian Royal Palace)

Jordan’s king told a delegation of US congressmen Sunday that he fears the turmoil in Iraq could spill over into the entire region.

During the meeting in Amman, Abdullah II said that Jordan is working to preserve Iraq’s territorial integrity and the unity of its people, Ynet reported.

He added that any solution to the problems in the war-torn country must involve all of the people of Iraq.

Abdullah’s comments put him at odds with Israel on Iraq’s future. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for full independence for Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, echoing earlier statements by President Shimon Peres.

Abdullah’s comments came as the Iraqi army continued to attack jihadist forces that have recently seized large areas of the country north of Baghdad. In the biggest operation yet against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, troops backed up by tanks and helicopter gunships battled to retake the city of Tikrit.

Tikrit is one of two major urban centers that fell to insurgents earlier this month during their lightning offensive across the country’s north and west.

go back button