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Iraq withdraws its ambassador to Jordan

A fighter from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) mans an anti-aircraft gun mounted on the rear of a vehicle in Mosul July 16, 2014. (REUTERS)

BAGHDAD: Baghdad Friday said it had recalled its ambassador to Jordan, two days after Sunni Iraqi leaders meeting in Amman described a jihadist-led insurgency sweeping parts of Iraq as a "popular revolt."

"Iraq decides to withdraw its ambassador from the Jordanian capital Amman for consultations," the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website, without giving a reason for the move.

 

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