Jordan’s premier, who has vowed to protect his country from an international “dreadful” deal by President Donald Trump, has repeatedly voiced doubts about the UN, and even threatened to veto any such deal.
In an interview with the Israel Hayom daily published on Monday, Abdullah said he did not believe that Trump’s UN peace plan was a “real” one, and said he believed it would be implemented in the next few days.
“I do not believe this is a real UN agreement, because I do not trust that this is actually a genuine agreement,” he said.
“But we have to be aware of our own capabilities, and we have our capabilities.
It’s not the UN that’s the problem, but the fact that we have a power of veto and the UN is in a position of control over our country.””
If we have veto over the United Nations, it’s a problem for our country, it will be a problem, because it means that the UN can’t protect us,” he added.”
The world has changed.
I am sure there is no better way to see it.”
Trump has said he hopes to have a UN Security Council resolution by December, but Jordan, a staunch ally of the United States, has resisted that idea, fearing it would lead to more military cooperation with Iran.
“They want to be the guarantor of peace and security.
They are the guarantors of security,” Abdullah told the newspaper.
“We are not the guarantators of peace.”‘
We cannot ignore our own power’The UN Security Assembly is not a single body.
It has a small number of permanent members and a rotating group of non-permanent members, and can be changed by a two-thirds majority.
But Jordan has veto power over the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, and has blocked the US plan for peace talks in Cairo.
Abdullah, who is one of the most powerful men in Jordan, has said that if the United State continues its push for a new UN Security Resolution, Jordan will not be able to keep its promises.
In his interview with The Jerusalem Forum, Abdullah also said that while he is not opposed to the prospect of a new peace deal, the deal with Iran was not one he would support.
“We cannot abandon our power.
If we cannot refuse to be part of a nuclear-armed country, we cannot accept the agreement.
We cannot reject the idea of a permanent Security Council.
We have to make a choice,” he told the daily.”
It’s very difficult, because the world is changing, but it is not the world we see, and the world that we see is changing in ways that are hard to understand.”
Jordan’s peace deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran came into effect in December 2019, and is designed to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb and to prevent Tehran from developing ballistic missiles capable of hitting Israel.
The deal requires Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for limited relief from economic sanctions.
However, the agreement has been criticised by Israel, which argues that it does not go far enough to prevent the development of a weapon.
Jordan and Iran have not had diplomatic relations since 1979, when Jordan was occupied by Israel.
Since then, the two countries have fought a proxy war in the Syrian civil war, where Israel has killed thousands of Palestinians, while Jordan has bombed and expelled tens of thousands of Syrian refugees.
The two countries remain at odds over a number of issues, including the war in Syria.
Jordan, which has a population of around 40 million people, is a key Middle Eastern ally of Israel, and its government is widely viewed as being supportive of the country’s policies in the Middle East.