Amman – Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, has strongly opposed Israel’s narrative of self-defense in the ongoing conflict, asserting that it cannot justify the deaths of innocents, including women and the elderly.
According to Jordan News Agency,According to a new release by Jordan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Safadi expressed these views during an interview on Jordanian television on Wednesday.
Safadi highlighted a shift in the international community’s stance since October 7, moving from support for Israel to acknowledging the catastrophic impacts of its actions in the region. He noted Jordan’s role in influencing global opinions, emphasizing the need for increased humanitarian aid to Gaza and an immediate ceasefire. The Foreign Minister pointed out the dire situation in Gaza, with scenes of fatalities, famine, and struggling healthcare facilities.
The Jordanian diplomat also criticized Israel’s disregard for the United Nations General Assembly’s call for a cessation of war and adherence to international law. He reaffirmed King Abdullah II’s commitment to the Palestinian cause and stated Jordan’s firm position against any resolution of the Palestinian question that harms Jordanian or Palestinian interests. Safadi concluded by reiterating the Arab consensus on ending the war, protecting civilians, providing humanitarian aid, and upholding Palestinian rights, setting the stage for an upcoming ministerial gathering in Saudi Arabia and the Arab summit.