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Jordan says peace treaty with Israel could be at stake

Jordan s house speaker said Wednesday a pledge by Israel s prime minister to annex a key part of the occupied West Bank if re-elected could put the peace treaty with Israel at stake . The house of representatives, rejecting all the racist statements coming from the leadership of the occupier, confirms that dealing with this occupier requires a new path that would place the peace treaty at stake, Atef al-Tawarneh said in remarks carried by official news agency Petra. He accused Israel of having studiously broken all international treaties and (UN) resolutions . On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to extend Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea which account for one third of the West Bank if re-elected next week. Jordan and Israel have been bound by a peace treaty since 1994 but relations between the neighbours have been chronically tense. The peace accord is just the second between an Arab country and the Jewish state, after ...

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