Malik Obeidat – Representative Saleh Al-Armouti deplored the Jordanian government’s silence on the statements of the candidate to fill the position of the US ambassador to Jordan, Yael Lambert, before the US Congress about the file of the freed prisoner Ahlam Al-Tamimi, as well as the statements in which she described Jerusalem as the Temple Mount, in addition to her statements that Jordan’s seat is still vacant in the The Negev Forum, wondering if the Jordanian government requested clarifications from the US State Department about these positions and opinions? Don’t these statements necessitate the rejection of the nomination of the new ambassador by the Jordanian government due to its lack of commitment to diplomatic norms and protocols?
Al-Armouti added to Jordan 24 that the ambassador’s statements are completely unacceptable due to her lack of commitment to diplomatic rules after she stated that she will pressure the Jordanian government to hand over citizenship Ahlam Al-Tamimi by all means without using US aid as a pressure card, indicating that Ahlam Al-Tamimi issued a judicial decision by a court. Discrimination by not handing it over after a judicial decision was issued by the Magistrates and Appeal Courts as well.
Armouti wondered how the Jordanian government allowed these statements to pass without a clear and irrefutable response from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and why did it not send an official protest against those statements?
Armouti called on the government not to accredit Lambert as US ambassador to Jordan.