AMMAN (Dispatches) – Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz says his country would review its relationship with the Zionist regime in case the occupying regime proceeds with its controversial plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
"We will not accept unilateral Israeli moves to annex Palestinian lands and we would be forced to review all aspects of our relations with Israel,” Razzaz told the official Petra news agency.
He also lambasted the Zionist regime for taking advantage of the global preoccupation with the novel coronavirus pandemic to implement "unilateral moves on the ground.”
His comments came nearly a week after Jordan’s monarch King Abdullah II starkly warned the Zionist regime of a ‘massive conflict’ if it goes ahead with the annexation plans.
"Leaders who advocate a one-state solution do not understand what that would mean,” King Abdullah said in an interview published by the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, on May 15.
"What would happen if the Palestinian National Authority collapsed? There would be more chaos and extremism in the region. If Israel really annexed the West Bank in July, it would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,” he said.
"I don’t want to make threats and create an atmosphere of loggerheads, but we are considering all options. We agree with many countries in Europe and the international community that the law of strength should not apply in the Middle East,” the Jordanian ruler added.
Jordan is the only Arab state apart from Egypt to have open diplomatic relations with the Zionist regime. Even though Amman and the Zionist regime signed a treaty in 1994, bilateral ties have been tense in recent years.
On Wednesday, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said the Zionist regime’s annexation threats constitute a major violation of international law.
"The continuing threat of annexation by Israel of parts of the West Bank would constitute a most serious violation of international law, deal a devastating blow to the [so-called] two-state solution, close the door to a renewal of negotiations, and threaten efforts to advance regional peace and our broader efforts to maintain international peace and security,” Mladenov said during a virtual UN Security Council meeting.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared the end of all agreements signed with the Zionist regime and the United States on Tuesday, after the new Zionist coalition cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced it would annex parts of the West Bank.