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Jordan MPs to review peace treaty, agreements with Israel

Lawmakers in Jordan have tasked a parliamentary committee to review all agreements with Israel following the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, AFP said. The deals to be reviewed include a 1994 peace treaty. Jordan is the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. The politicians in Amman accused US President Donald Trump of violating international law with the decision last week. Jordanian lawmakers late on Sunday voted unanimously to authorize the judicial affairs committee to review all agreements with Israel, official news agency Petra reported. The Wadi Araba treaty, signed in 1994, made Jordan one of only two Arab countries to have reached a peace agreement with Israel, along with Egypt in 1979.