Foreign Ministry: No official request to appoint new Israeli ambassador in Jordan

Jordan

Published: 2017-11-30 12:04

Last Updated: 2017-11-30 13:03


The current ambassador Einat Schlein with PM and the embassy's guard who killed two Jordanian.
The current ambassador Einat Schlein with PM and the embassy's guard who killed two Jordanian.
Roya News Source

Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammed Al Kayed told Roya that Jordan did not receive any official request from the Israeli government, about appointing a new Israeli ambassador replacing Einat Schlein .

Al Kayed confirmed that Jordanian government was not informed about it officially.

This comes after Wednesday’s media reports about Israeli plans to appoint a new ambassador to Jordan which Al Kayed described as ‘media talks’ with no official confirmation yet.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that Israel is planning to to appoint a new ambassador to Jordan in the hope of calming anger in Amman following the shooting incident by an embassy security guard in July, citing an Israeli diplomat.

The current ambassador Einat Schlein was recalled to Israel, along with the guard, the day after the shooting which killed two Jordanians.

Jordan has demanded that the security guard return to Jordan to stand trial but Israel has shown no sign of cooperating on this front.

The Israeli embassy has been closed since the crew’s departure in July, raising tensions between Jordan and Israel.