Jordan Joins Arab Powers and Downgrades Ties to Qatar
Two weeks ago President Donald Trump stood before 50 Muslim leaders and told them to “Drive out the terrorists!”
It was a historic moment.
President Donald Trump delivered a historic message to Muslim leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Top Arab leaders from 50 majority Muslim countries, including the Saudi, Egyptian and Jordanian leaders posed for a photo with the US president on Sunday before his historic speech.
Jordan became the latest Arab country to denounce Qatar and join the growing boycott of the Islamist supporting government.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, and Bahrain called Qatar to break its ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood earlier this week.
Jordan will downgrade its diplomatic representation with Qatar, it said on Tuesday, standing with several Arab powers that have cut ties with the tiny Gulf state.
The decision was made after Amman examined the “cause of the crisis” between Doha and the other Arab states, government spokesman Mohammed al Momani said.
He added that Jordan also revoked the TV license for Al Jazeera, Qatar’s influential state-owned satellite channel.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in a coordinated move on Monday, accusing the tiny Gulf state of supporting terrorism. Yemen, Libya’s eastern-based government and the Maldives joined later and transport links were shut down.