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Selection of Jordan to compile list of Syria terror groups a sign of int’l trust — gov’t

By Mohammad Ghazal - Nov 16,2015 - Last updated at Nov 16,2015

AMMAN — The government on Monday said the selection of Jordan to coordinate efforts to compile a list of terror groups in Syria is an international acknowledgement of the country’s clear vision regarding the war on terror.

“Jordan was asked to assume this role and approved this request,” Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani told The Jordan Times on Monday.

“Selecting Jordan for this task illustrates the international community’s recognition of Jordan’s capabilities and the efficiency of its military and security apparatuses,” noted the minister, who is also government spokesperson.

It is a testimony to the Kingdom’s strong relations with the rest of the world and its firm position and clear vision with regard to the war on terrorism, Momani said.

Jordan's security services will be coordinating closely with the states involved in the war on terror, he added.

Jordan is part of the international coalition that includes several Arab and Western countries fighting the Daesh terror group.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday said participants at talks in Vienna on Syria have agreed that Jordan will coordinate efforts to compile the list of terrorist groups in Syria, Reuters reported.

"The work will be coordinated on supplementing the terrorist [groups] list, Jordan will be in charge of coordination," Lavrov told reporters on the sidelines of a G-20 summit of world leaders in the Turkish coastal province of Antalya.

Taras Dobrovolskiy, press attaché and first secretary at the Russian embassy in Amman, told The Jordan Times that Lavrov held discussions with leaders of the BRICS countries on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on Sunday.

They agreed that Daesh and Jabhat Al Nusra groups are a “common enemy” for all, Dobrovolskiy said.

Leaders of BRICS — which comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — agree on the need to prepare a list of terror groups, which will be an addition to the list of terrorist organisations identified by the UN, the diplomat added.


The new list, he said, will not include the groups already identified by the UN.

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