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UAE condemns attack on Jordanian GID

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has condemned the terrorist attack that targeted Jordanian General Intelligence office in Baqa'a camp, in the west of Jordan on Monday. It resulted in the martyrdom of five General Intelligence personnel.

The ministry in a statement denounced this cowardly act of terror and reiterated that the UAE stands by Jordan in confronting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of its motives and sources.

It said that such a heinous crime demonstrates the need for joint action and for rallying efforts at all regional and international levels to face terrorism.

"This crime proves that terrorism has one goal and that the common approach of different terrorist groups was to target human values, oppose all national and religious principles and seek to sow chaos and spread destruction.

The ministry offered condolences to the relatives of the innocent victims and to the government and people of Jordan.

GCC also condemns attack

The Cooperation Council for Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has condemned, in the strongest terms, an attack on an office of the Jordanian General Intelligence Directorate (GID) at a refugee camp near the capital, Amman.

In a statement, Secretary-General of the GCC, Dr. Abdullatif Al Zayani, described the attack, in which five Jordanian intelligence officers were killed, as a terrorist crime that is in violation of all human principles, values and ethics.

He stressed that the GCC members back whatever security measures Jordan takes to protect the security and safety of citizens and expatriates on its territory.

Al Zayani said he was confident that the Jordanian security services will be able to expose the perpetrators of this cowardly criminal act and those who provoked them.

The incident was confirmed by the country’s minister of media affairs, Mohammed al-Momani, who said it took place at an office in the Baqa’a refugee camp just before 7am (4am GMT) on Monday morning.