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Jordan: We Still Receive Negative Messages from Syria

Ahmed Safadi highlighted Jordan's commitment to Arab unity, according to al-Souria Net.
Jordan: We Still Receive Negative Messages from Syria

The Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Ahmed Safadi, expressed concerns regarding ongoing negative developments along the northern border, particularly in areas controlled by the Syrian regime in Syria. He conveyed these concerns during his meeting with Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim al-Sheikh, the Speaker of the Saudi Shura Council.

Safadi highlighted Jordan’s commitment to Arab unity and its active participation in the recent Arab summit held in Jeddah. He mentioned that Jordan had been represented at the highest level with the presence of His Majesty the King and His Highness the Crown Prince. The primary goal of this participation was to strengthen Arab solidarity and build upon the outcomes of previous summits in Amman and Jeddah concerning the Syrian crisis. Despite these efforts, negative messages continue to emanate from the northern border.

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During their meeting, Safadi and Sheikh emphasized the importance of enhancing cooperation and aligning positions in both Arab and international forums. They reaffirmed the strong and deep-rooted relations between their respective countries and stressed the significance of joint parliamentary actions to serve the interests of their people and the causes of the Arab and Islamic nations.

Since the beginning of August, the Jordanian military has intercepted three drones entering Jordan illegally from Syria, some of which were carrying narcotic substances and Captagon pills, with one of them even containing TNT explosives. These incidents have occurred despite coordinated efforts between Amman and the Syrian regime to address border threats, including a recent security-military meeting in the Jordanian capital aimed at combating the escalating drug trade along the shared border.

Officially, it remains uncertain how Jordan plans to counteract various forms of smuggling, including land and aerial incursions via small drones. Despite recent diplomatic meetings between Jordanian and Syrian officials, these discussions have yet to yield tangible results on the ground, as reported by Jordanian journalists.

In one article, journalist Maher Abu Tair expressed Jordan’s frustration with Damascus, while Malik al-Athamneh characterized the situation as a “declared war with full military civility,” underscoring the importance of securing the region that extends beyond Jordan’s borders to the ports of southern Europe.

A week ago, writer Makram Ahmed al-Tarawneh reported that Jordan had provided Damascus with the names of four major drug traffickers and requested security measures to address their activities along the border. However, Damascus has not taken substantial action in response, seemingly disregarding Jordan’s request, and alllowing these traffickers to continue their operations without interference.

Tarawneh further emphasized the challenging task of securing Jordan’s extensive 378-kilometer border due to the need for significant military resources and funding, given the ongoing dangers posed by the Syrian regime’s position and its impact on neighboring countries, especially Jordan.

 

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