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Jordan rejects extradition agreement with US

[JURIST] A strong majority in Jordan’s House of Deputies [backgrounder], the country's lower house of parliament [official website], voted Thursday to reject an extradition agreement between Jordan and the US. The vote followed several lawmakers' speeches blasting the United States for the occupation of Iraq by US forces and American support for Israeli policy in Palestinian territories. Opposition lawmakers also saw the accord as “harmful to Jordan’s sovereignty” because of US failure to ratify [JURIST report] the Rome treaty establishing International Criminal Court [official website]. Arab News has more.

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