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Jordan's Justice, Interior Ministers Resign

Jordan's Justice, Interior Ministers Resign

Sunday, 28 February, 2021 - 12:15
Jordanian Parliament (File photo: Reuters)

A Jordanian Royal Decree has been issued on Sunday accepting the resignation of Justice Minister Bassam Talhouni and Interior Minister Ibrahim Mubaideen from their positions as of 28, February 2021.


Another Royal Decree was issued, approving the assigning of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Kreishan to administer the Ministry of Interior, and Minister of State for Legal Affairs Ahmad Ziadat to administer the Ministry of Justice, as of 28, February 2021.


This came following reports by Jordanian media stating that Prime Minister Bishr Al-Khasawneh asked the two ministers to resign for violating defense orders to combat Covid-19 and attending a dinner in a restaurant, exceeding the allowed number at the table.


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