Jordan, December 24, 2017
Arab Analyst: Time Ripe for Jordan to Send FM to Tehran

Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, slammed Amman's mistaken policy of compliance with the US to implement its plots against the region, and stressed that time is now ripe for Amman to send its foreign minister to Tehran for resumption of relations.

'Jordan's miscalculations about the US plots against Syria and other regional states was a big mistake, specially when its presence in the US front during the past 7 years brought nothing for Amman but isolation and victimization by its Arab allies, including Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab littoral states, and now it's time for Jordan to make up for its mistakes,' Atwan wrote on Saturday.

He praised the upcoming visits by Speaker of Jordan’s House of Representatives Atef al-Tarawneh to Syria, and Iran to participate in a parliamentary conference on Palestine, but said it is insufficient.

'Jordan should send its foreign minister to the two countries and pave the ground for the official resumption of ties with them,' Atwan stressed.

Tarawneh, met with the Chargé d’affaires of the Syrian Embassy earlier this week to congratulate his army on their victory over the so-called ISIL terrorist group.

The speaker told the Chargé d’affaires that Syria and Jordan are on the same side when it comes to fighting terrorism and that the solution to end the war in the country is a political settleme nt.

Tarawneh further called on the Arab world to invite the Syrian government to rejoin the Arab Parliament’s regular meetings.

He concluded by saying that Syria and Jordan should collaborate in their fight against terrorism.