JORDAN: King Abdullah II has announced to terminate part of 1994 peace treaty with Israel The decision comes a few days after Jordanians held a demonstration in Amman demanding that the territories be returned to Jordan and remain under its sovereignty.
King Abdullah said in a tweet that “Jordan will be pulling out of two annexes from the peace agreement allowing Israel to lease the areas of Baqoura and Ghumar.
The decision was made to protect Jordanian interests and “do whatever is necessary for Jordan and Jordanians,” and that two areas “were at the top of our priorities.”
Article 2 of the agreement stipulates that either party can provide a one-year notice of termination.
The protest has also called for the cancellation of the peace treaty with Israel altogether and the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from their country.