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U.S. at odds with Jordan’s reluctance to extradite Palestinian terrorist

The FBI is demanding Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, wanted for conspiring to use a WMD against American nationals, and helped orchestrate the 2001 massacre at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem where 15 people were killed, be extradited from Jordan immediately.

By Associated Press


The U.S. is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens.

The administration says it’s weighing “all options” to press Jordan to extradite Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, who is wanted by the U.S. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Jordan’s King asked President Trump to replace Obama’s envoy to Kingdom

With Amman displeased by Obama policies, Ambassador Wells, who was due to transition out this summer, was rotated out in March after King Abdullah asked for her swift replacement.



WASHINGTON — A career US diplomat who served as ambassador to Jordan under the Obama administration was pushed out of her role by President Donald Trump shortly after he took office, allegedly at the request of the nation’s king, Abdullah II, a US magazine reported on Wednesday.

The article, published in Foreign Policy, claims that Alice Wells had a tense relationship with Abdullah throughout the final stages of Obama’s nuclear talks with Iran. Continue Reading »