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Amman: EU-Sanctioned Company ‘Has No Presence’ in Jordan

Amman: EU-Sanctioned Company ‘Has No Presence’ in Jordan

Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 - 09:00
Sirte forces deploy in Sirte, Libya March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ayman Al-Sahili

Jordan denied on Tuesday ties to a shipping company that has been included in the EU sanctions list for breaching a UN arms embargo on Libya.


The country said that Med Wave Shipping was not Jordanian, nor did it have any presence on Jordanian soil.


Foreign Ministry spokesman Daifallah al-Fayez said in comments that the firm “is not a Jordanian company, is not registered in Jordan and is not present on Jordanian soil.”


He added that the authorities found no trace of the company at the address of its supposed headquarters in the Jordanian capital.


He added that Amman was committed to the UN weapons ban.


“All information refuting the claim that the company has a headquarters in Amman, and all information that shows that it is not registered in Jordan, nor operating in its territory, will be sent to the concerned international authorities,” al-Fayez underlined.


On Monday, the EU imposed sanctions, which it said included three Turkish, Jordanian and Kazakh companies involved in violating the UN arms embargo on Libya.


The EU stressed that it had irrefutable evidence against the sanctioned companies and persons.


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