Bahjat Suleiman, the ambassador of Bashar al-Assad, expelled from Amman on Wednesday renewed his attack on Jordan, claiming that the Kingdom supports what he called "terrorism" against Syria.
Jordan expelled Suleiman on 27 May 2014 after accusing the Kingdom of supporting the rebel factions in Syria, prompting Damascus to reciprocate declaring that the Jordanian charge d'affaires was "undesirable".
Attack on Syria
"We are not attacking Jordan but we defend, but his throne and his security are those who attacked Syria and supported terrorism," Suleiman said via his official Facebook account.
This is not the first time that Bashar al-Assad's ambassador has attacked Jordan. He has always criticized and attacked Jordan's policy towards the Syrian crisis, which Amman rejects.
It is noteworthy that the Arab foreign ministers decided in 2011 to suspend Syria's membership in the Arab League until it implemented the Arab plan to resolve the Syrian crisis, and called for the withdrawal of Arab ambassadors from Damascus.
A spokesman for the Jordanian government, Mohamed Momani, threatened military action inside Syria if his country was forced to protect its borders. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said that Jordanian forces would be treated as foes if they crossed the border without coordination with the regime.
He said, "Momani" in an interview with Jordan TV: "The country will take all diplomatic and other measures at the level of defense in the depth of Syria in order to protect its borders,".
Jordan, which has a 375-kilometer border line with Syria, is one of the most welcoming countries for Syrian refugees fleeing the war, with some 1.3 million to 390,000 Syrians, about half of whom are registered as refugees in the records of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).