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War on terror is war of Muslims: Jordan

Islam has nothing to do with terrorism

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Jordan on Tuesday declared that all Muslims should be engaged in the war against terrorist organisations, which seek to defame the Islamic faith.

Islam has nothing to do with terrorism and the violent practices conducted by terrorist groups which seek to tarnish the image of this faith.

Therefore, it is the duty of Muslims to fight terrorism, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Judeh was quoted as saying by the official news agency Petra during a meeting with a US Congress delegation.

During the talks, Jordan and the US also discussed efforts to resume Palestinian-Israeli negotiations in order to pave the way for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state along the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital.

Jordan declared that the US has a major role to play in the resumption of the stalled peace talks, Xinhua news agency reported.

Regarding Syria, Jordan reiterated its call for a political solution in the war-torn neighbouring country, voicing its appreciation for the US support to Jordan, which is hosting a substantial number of Syrian refugees.

Jordan, a close regional US ally, is a member of the US-led international coalition in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group.

Jordan intensified its war on the IS after the latter executed a Jordanian pilot by setting him on fire while he was alive earlier this year after capturing him late last year.

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