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    Jordan, May 26, 2018
    Rouhani Stresses Broadening of Iran-Jordan Relations

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to Jordan's King Abdullah called for the expansion of mutual cooperation between the two countries, and said that the two countries have the needed potentials to achieve the same goal.

    'I hope the bilateral relations between the two countries would expand in different fields,' President Rouhani said in his message while congratulating Jordan's Independence Day.

    The Iranian president, meantime, said that the Muslim countries need unity and cooperation more than ever.

    Independence Day is the National Holiday of Jordan and is celebrated annually on May 25. The holiday marks the independence of Jordan on May 25, 1946 when British control ended and Jordan was declared a Kingdom.

    In relevant remarks in December 2017, Iranian Ambassador to Jordan Mojtaba Ferdosipour and senior Jordanian lawmaker Yahya al-Saud in a meeting in Amman underlined the need for unity among the Muslim states to confront US President Donald Trump's decision to relocate his country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to al-Quds (Jerusalem).

    During the meeting in the Jordanian capital, Ferdosipour and al-Saud strongly blasted Trump's move, and called for unity of Muslims against Israel.

    The two sides also called for full liberation of the occupied territories from the hands of the Zionists.

    Ferdosipour and Al-Saud went on to praise roles of leaders, governments and nations of both countries in solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people.

    They also emphasized the official stances of Iranian and Jordanian governments and parliaments in defending the independent Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its legitimate capital.