May 19, 2024 | Haaretz

How Iran Is Trying to Punish Jordan for Helping Israel

After Jordan helped thwart Iran's attack, Tehran warned Amman would be its next 'target' should it aid Israel again. Meanwhile, Iran is using proxies and propaganda to cast Abdullah II as a 'sellout' to the Palestinian cause, amid already high tensions in Jordan over Gaza
May 19, 2024 | Haaretz

How Iran Is Trying to Punish Jordan for Helping Israel

After Jordan helped thwart Iran's attack, Tehran warned Amman would be its next 'target' should it aid Israel again. Meanwhile, Iran is using proxies and propaganda to cast Abdullah II as a 'sellout' to the Palestinian cause, amid already high tensions in Jordan over Gaza

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Jordan earned the gratitude of Israel and the United States for intercepting Iranian projectiles headed toward the Jewish state on the night of April 13, but Amman is now facing explicit threats from Tehran.

Following the interception, Fars News Agency, linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), announced, “Our armed forces are closely monitoring Jordan’s movements during the operation to discipline the Zionist entity. If Jordan participates in any potential actions, it will be the next target.”

Ahmad Sharawi is a research analyst at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focusing on Middle East affairs, specifically the Levant, Iraq, and Iranian intervention in Arab affairs, as well as U.S. foreign policy toward the region. @AhmadA_Sharawi

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Iran Iran Global Threat Network Israel Jordan Military and Political Power