Jor­dan’s King Ab­dul­lah II ac­cepts res­ig­na­tions over deadly floods

Tehran Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Jor­dan’s King Ab­dul­lah II has ac­cepted the res­ig­na­tions of two min­is­ters in the af­ter­math of the deadly floods that struck the coun­try’s Dead Sea re­gion last month.

In a de­cree, the king ac­cepted the res­ig­na­tions of Tourism Min­is­ter Lena Annab and Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Azmi Ma­hafzeh, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by the Jor­da­nian Royal Court on Sun­day. On Thurs­day, Annab an­nounced that she would leave her post via Twit­ter.

“In light of the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal and gen­eral cli­mate, and the painful time our beloved coun­try is go­ing through, I have handed in my res­ig­na­tion to­day as Min­is­ter of Tourism and An­tiq­ui­ties, and I will be leav­ing it to the Prime Min­is­ter to do what he deems fit. May God bless Jor­dan and its great peo­ple un­der the hon­or­able Hashemite lead­er­ship,” the min­is­ter said.

In an­other de­cree, the Jor­da­nian monarch ap­pointed Jus­tice Min­is­ter Bas­sam Samir Tal­houni as act­ing ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of State Majd Sh­wekeh as act­ing tourism min­is­ter.

The res­ig­na­tion of the two min­is­ters came as a re­sult of pop­u­lar and par­lia­men­tary pres­sure on the gov­ern­ment af­ter the floods dis­as­ter, which killed at least 21 peo­ple and in­jured dozens.

Most of those killed were stu­dents and teach­ers whose bus was swept away by the flood­wa­ters dur­ing a school trip.

Late last month, the Jor­da­nian gov­ern­ment ad­mit­ted re­spon­si­bil­ity for fail­ure to deal with the flash floods.

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