Jordan threatens to ramp up diplomatic steps against Israel

The crisis between Amman and Jerusalem took a turn for the worse Monday when Jordanian officials threatened Israel with negative diplomatic steps unless the embassy guard, who shot dead two Jordanians in self-defense Sunday, is handed over for questioning and trial. Jordan’s Interior Minister Ghaleb Al-Zuabi issued a warrant prohibiting the Israeli guard from leaving the kingdom. Jordanian forces continue to blockade the Israeli embassy in Amman while the two governments discuss the impasse.


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