Safadi says defense treaty with U.S. does not violate Jordanian sovereignty

21-03-2021 02:02 PM

Ammon News -

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi told the Lower House of Parliament on Sunday that the recently-signed defense treaty between the Kingdom and the U.S. does not in any way violate Jordanian sovereignty, adding that the agreement is subject to Jordanian and consistent with international law.

Safadi told the lawmakers that the agreement comes within decades-long military and security cooperation with the U.S., stressing that such cooperation does not authorize the American forces to carry out combat actions inside Jordanian territory, but is limited to training and counterterror cooperation.

He pointed out that the tax exemptions stipulated in the agreement do not affect the state treasury, and include programs funded by the U.S., indicating that the provision of protection comes within the commitment to international law, which regulates dealing with all foreign missions and entities, as well as with regard to immunities, privileges and mobility.

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