Aug 19, 2019 15:39 UTC

It is a matter of regret that Abdullah, the king of Jordan, despite claiming Hashemite descent does not feel inhibitions in obeying the orders of the Great Satan to adopt hostile attitudes against the Islamic Republic whose system of government is based on the holy Qur’an, the Prophet of Islam’s practice and behaviour, and the teachings of the Immaculate Ahl al-Bayt.

Now we have an analysis by Iranian journalist Ali Mousavi Khalkhali, editor-in-chief of the "Iranian Diplomacy" website, for the Iran Front Page (IFP) site, titled: Jordan follows US dictates on Iran to get brownie points”.

The kingdom of Jordan, fearful of US National Security Advisor John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and President Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, is acting against Iran to get brownie points.

Of late, certain Arab states of the Persian Gulf are trying to reduce tensions in the region and have entered the phase of direct talks with Iran. Even a country like the 7-state Federation of the United Arab Emirates that had adopted the policy of hostility, has because of the ruler of Dubai’s protests to the rulers of Abu Dhabi, shifted its attitude and has entered the course of interaction.

This is while, Jordan is still sticking to another path and refuses to exercise interaction with Iran, although it is believed to be deeply upset at the US and Israel.

Jordan is a small country with very tough economic conditions that tries to overcome its economic crises with financial assistance from the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the illegal Zionist regime. Its policy, however, has met with little success so far.

Jordan’s economy is suffering from two major problems, inflation and fuel — the two factors that have always put pressure on the Jordanian rulers, have triggered occasional social or economic protests against the governments, and have brought them down. Economy is the Jordanian government’s Achilles’ heel. This has encouraged different countries, particularly the US, to pressurize Jordan to fulfill their own vested interests.

Amman has so far stood idly by in the face of the US pressures, to the extent that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Trump’s Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is in charge of the so-called “deal of the century” to kill the Palestinian cause, visit Amman, humiliate Jordanians, give orders, and force Jordan to follow their dictates.

The Jordanian officials maintain that those three American officials are very tough and stern, and that they have no choice but to obey their orders, because disobedience will cause a lot of problems given the country’s fragile economy.

Jordan claims that it is dissatisfied with the deal of century and is aware that the initiative will damage its interests and may even pose a serious threat to its territorial integrity, but is supporting the plan reluctantly.

Jordan attended the meeting in Manama, hosted by the Aal-e Khalifa minority regime of Bahrain, on the deal of century only under pressure from the United States and approved the half-baked and peculiar American and Israeli plans.

Such passiveness and submission has made Jordan side with the US over Iran’s interests. Informed sources reveal that Jordan has turned into a center for anti-Iranian activities, in a way that the hostile and anti-revolutionary groups such as the MKO terrorists, and the PJAK traitors are there, but the Jordanian government is not preventing any of those hostile measures.

As a matter of fact, since the very first day after the overthrow of Saddam of the repressive Ba’th minority regime of Baghdad, many Ba’thist remnants fled to Jordan and are still active there. During the fall of Mosul in northwestern Iraq to the Takfiri terrorists in 2014, Jordan had become a think tank for the Ba’athist masterminds of Daesh.

Even amid the Syrian crisis, Jordan was an operations room for the American and Saudi measures against Bashar al-Assad’s legal and legitimate government. Several big hostile terrorist operations against Syria and Assad’s government have been orchestrated from inside Jordan, nearly all of which ended in failure.

At present also, the Ba’athists are in contact with the MKO terrorists through Jordan, but the Amman government has given a muted response to such connections. Moreover, the MKO hypocrites make contacts with Israelis via Jordan’s soil, while the intelligence agency of Jordan prepares the ground for those contacts in some cases.

There are also reports that Jordan, under the US pressure, plans to create a think tank against the Islamic Republic of Iran. One of the measures that Jordan has taken under this policy has been its attempt to reach out to Iraq with the purpose of keeping Iraq away from Iran. Americans have urged Jordan to satisfy Iraq’s economic demands as much as possible to help it reduce economic dependence on Iran. The US has put heavy pressures on both Amman and Baghdad to achieve that objective. In such a hostile approach, Israelis play a role, too.

Jordan, under pressure from the US, even rejects an envoy from Iran and refuses to do anything for normalization of ties with Tehran. Amman has adopted such an approach while Iran has not taken any measure against Jordan and has never taken a retaliatory action for the big venue Jordan has provided for the anti-Iranian elements.

Amman needs to realize that keeping up the hostile policies against the Islamic Republic of Iran, even if adopted reluctantly, will be ultimately detrimental to itself.

With blind obedience, Amman is simply following orders from Bolton, Pompeo and Kushner, and has turned a blind eye to the fact that unquestioning obedience to American orders could finally backfire against Jordan itself.

The public opinion and history have not still forgotten the Black Friday in Jordan, in which the Americans had a direct role and were acting against Amman, while they pretended to be a friend of the Jordanian government.

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