Foreign Minister: Jordan Safe From Revolt

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 07:50 AM

By Hiram Reisner

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Jordan’s Foreign Minister Monday said he does not fear popular revolts that have rocked several Arab and Muslim capitals will spread to the Hashemite kingdom and threaten King Abdullah’s rule.

In an interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh – one of the country’s few government ministers who kept his job when the king recently dismissed his Cabinet to thwart political unrest – basically said Egypt is Egypt, and Jordan is Jordan.

jordan, unrest, judah“Yes, we have seen dramatic and shattering events in the Middle East and North Africa in the last few weeks,” Judeh said. “And, I know that it makes sense for the media and international attention to say that this could be a ripple effect, but you can't apply the same model across the board.

“We were having demonstrations in Jordan back in the late 19th century, early 20th century, before it became fashionable,” he said. “It’s part of a vibrant, dynamic, democratic society. You correct the system every once in a while. But what makes us so comfortable here is that you have the head of state, the king, who whips the system back into shape when he sees that the democratic process is faltering or going off track.

“I was watching one of your broadcasts last night. And, I noticed in a round-table discussion that people are saying, well, Tunisia, and then Egypt, and then one gentleman said, and, of course, the pressure is felt in Jordan,” Judeh continued. “I really couldn't see the comparison there. I mean, I looked out of the window and everything looked all right to me.

“But all I can tell you is the protests, dynamism, democratization, parliamentary elections is something that we will have in Jordan,” he said. “And, economic hardship, yes, we do have. But political stability we enjoy also.”

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