PM: Jordan reserves rights to reconsider relations with states, especially Israel 2009-01-05 03:23:26   Print

    AMMAN, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Jordan reserves the right to reconsider relations with any country, especially with Israel in the wake of its intensified military action on the Gaza Strip, said Prime Minister Nader Dahabi on Sunday.

    The government retains all options available, including reassess and reconsider its relations with anyone, especially with Israel, the prime minister told the House of Representatives.

    The government is dealing with all facts and developments in accordance with Jordan's supreme national interest, said Dahabi.

    He affirmed that Jordan will serve the Palestinian cause through exerting its utmost effort to ensure that the Palestinian people will gain legitimate rights to establish an independent Palestinian state on the Palestinian national soil.

    There have been continued calls from protestors to sever the kingdom's ties with Israel ever since the Jewish sate launched intensive attacks against Gaza on Dec. 27.

    On Dec. 29, scores of Jordanian MPs called for the government to review Jordan's relations with Israel.

    On Saturday, Israel's ground troops entered the Gaza Strip ruled by Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) for the second phase of offensive on the militant group after a week of air strikes.

    Israel's military action, aimed at retaliating for Hamas militants' rocket attacks into Israel, has killed more than 500 Palestinians and wounded over 2,600 others in the past week.

Editor: Yan
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