|USWAR/Jordan king says
attempts under way to end Iraq war |
Amman, March 23, IRNA -- Jordanian King Abdullah Ibn Al-Hussein said
on Saturday his country would follow efforts to end the US-led war on
Iraq saying the war would leave irreparable damage on the
crisis-stricken people of Iraq.
The official news agency of Jordan reported that king Abdullah II
in a meeting of Jordanian cabinet stressed hat his country was taking
contact with the United Nations, United States, European countries and
Iraq to bring the war to a halt.
He said "it is a human obligation for US to try to bring an end to
the hardships and sufferings of the Iraqi people."
He said he has been seeing the many hardships and challenges of
the Iraqi nation on TV and other media reports and so he has made
up his mind to embark on diplomatic attempts to end the Iraq
He said Jordan would provide humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people
but did not comment on the amount and kind of assistance to be given
by his country to the people of Iraq.
The king stated that the Jordanian people are very angry over
what is going on in Iraq adding that unfortunately the international
community has failed in its efforts to bring the Iraqi war to halt.
He commented on the Iraq crisis and said the United States war to
disarm Iraq has confronted the international community with a new
series of challenges.
He touched on the situation in Iraq and said Iraqi children are
undergoing a very tough situation and the country is lacking the
sufficient medical health care services and facilities.
He said he was of the opinion that the United States war on Iraq
would destabilize the entire region.
Experts are convinced that the war launched by United States and
Britain is meant for the invaders to gain access to the vast oil and
gas reserves in that country.
They say the United States is following the old imperialist
methods and the country's leaders are just preserving the US interests
with any costs.
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