Assafir: Jordan invites Iraq to check if US military is on its bases for attack
Jordan-Iraq, Politics, 7/13/2002
The US have completed its negotiations with four countries in the Middle East in order to use their territories during its attack against Iraq, especially Jordan in order to topple its President Saddam Hussein, according to the Lebanese daily Assafir.
The paper explained quoting diplomatic sources that the "US has completed intensive negotiations with several countries including Jordan, Kuwait and Turkey on using its territories and lands to carry out its attacks against Iraq and to topple the Iraqi President Saddah Hussein." The same sources stressed to Assafir that it "was agreed with Jordan to implement a military plan according to which the American forces will enter by land to Iraq." The plan states the paticipation of 5,000 soldiers from the Jordanian army, most of them from Bani Hassan tribe after they carried out special military training.
Meantime, the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marwan Muasher denied these news, stressing that these news are false.
The Jordanian minister asked the Iraqi ambassador in Amman to visit any military base throughout the Jordanian territories so as Baghdad will make sure that Jordan has no link to any possible US attack against Iraq.
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