Published: 2018-08-12 15:33
Last Updated: 2018-08-12 17:56
His Majesty King Abdullah II, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, chaired a National Policies Council meeting earlier today in Al Husseiniya Royal Palace, Amman.
In the meeting, His Majesty stressed that anyone who attempts harming our beloved country will be held accountable and will be punished, as the security of the Kingdom and the safety of its people can never be compromised.
His Majesty added that those Kharijites (terrorists) will be mercilessly fought with all strength and firmness available. "The martyrs have made sacrifices, but in the end the lives of the Jordanians are their priority," the King stressed.
Jordan will remain immune to terrorism and terrorists, he added, as the wisdom of the Jordanian people makes it impossible for these infiltrators to miss with the strong foundation of the Kingdom. The growing vigilance of the armed forces and the security services are protective of their people, he added.
King Abdullah added that the goal is to break the trajectory of terrorism and defeat it and that this goal will remain despite the sacrifices because at the end, the lives of Jordanians is the priority. "We must all stand against terrorism," because it affects both the present and the future.
The King also paid tribute to the martyrs who have given their lives while protecting Jordan and fighting terrorism.
"Jordanians become stronger when faced with such hardships. Jordanians become more determined to protect their land and their religion against these Kharijis," the King said.
Attendees of the meeting included Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, Chief of the Royal Court,Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mahmoud Freihat, Director of the General Intelligence, Advisor to His Majesty, Director of the King's Office, the King's Advisor for Tribal Affairs, King's Advisor for Economic Affairs, Minister for Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi, Minister of State for Media Affairs, Jumana Ghuneimat, Minister of Interior, Samir Mubaideen, and directors of public security department, gendarmerie and civil defense officers.
His Majesty's speech came a few hours after the terrorists -who attacked a joint patrol in Fuheis- were raided at their hiding place in Salt, which resulted in the martyrdom of security service officers.