Fatwas for killing of Iraqis issued in Jordan: Iraqi MP

Fatwas for killing of Iraqis issued in Jordan: Iraqi MP
Wed Jan 1, 2014 22:17:26

Jordan has turned into a base for the opponents of the political process in Iraq who issue fatwas calling for the killing of Iraqi armed forces, an Iraqi legislator says.

In an interview with al-Sumaria News, member of the foreign relations committee in the Iraqi Parliament Sami al-Askari called on the Jordanian government to review its positions on Iraq.

“There are lots of complaints regarding the Jordanian officials’ procedures against Iraqi passengers at border crossings or airports,” he said.

“Iraq can make decisions like Jordan to retaliate, especially that Baghdad holds lots of pressure cards on top of which is the transit of Jordanian goods that enter Iraq through border crossings,” al-Askari said.

Violence in Iraq surged in 2013 to its worst level in five years, figures released Wednesday showed, fuelled by discontent among the Sunni Arab minority and the civil war in neighboring Syria.

The United Nations said 7,818 civilians and police were killed in 2013, even more than the 6,787 in 2008.

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