Jordan follows Saudis, UAE in backing Egyptian military

In contrast to broad Western condemnation, Jordan Saturday joined Saudi Arabia and the Emirates in backing the Egyptian military crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. In its first reaction, Amman said it backed Egypt’s efforts to impose the rule of law and combat terrorism. In a statement carried by the Petra news agency, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said “All Arabs and Muslims should stand firm against attempts to tamper with Egypt’s security and stability.” Friday, Saudi King Abdullah pledged his country’s support to Egypt’s fight on “terrorism,” saying it was the military-backed government’s “legitimate right,” and warned against outside interference.


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