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28 November 2006
No peace deal at Jordan's expense, King tells Parliament
Amman, 28/11/2006, (Communication & Information Division - Royal Hashemite Court) -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday reiterated that Jordan will not accept an “unjust settlement” of the Palestinian issue or any deal that could undermine the Kingdom.
“Jordan will not accept an unjust settlement of this issue, nor will Jordan accept any settlement that comes at its expense,” King Abdullah said in the Speech from the Throne at the opening of the fourth ordinary session of Parliament.
The King said the government was committed to offering all possible support to the Palestinians “so that they can regain their rights and establish their independent state on Palestinian soil, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy and international peace initiatives”.
In an interview with BBC correspondent in Amman Saad Hattar, the King said there was “no pressure on Jordan to play any role on behalf of the Palestinians”. “We, in Jordan, will always remain strong supporters for the Palestinian people, who undergo the greatest suffering and injustice in the history,” the King said.