November 11, 2019 / 2:23 PM / a month ago

Jordan committed to peace treaty with Israel despite ending land deal

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi speaks during a news conference in Amman, Jordan, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Monday it was committed to its landmark peace treaty with Israel despite ending a 25-year deal that allows its neighbour to use two parcels of land along its border under its sovereignty, its foreign minister said.

In a news conference, Ayman Safadi said the country acted in accordance with the treaty in not renewing the deal over the two enclaves straddling the border that allowed Israel special rights over its citizens working and present in the two areas.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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