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Israel gradually reopens embassy in Jordan after end of spat


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Israel says it is reopening its embassy in Jordan after the two countries put a monthslong diplomatic spat behind them.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said today that there will be a "gradual reopening" of the embassy in Amman but that no ambassador has been appointed yet.

The embassy was closed after a shooting last summer there in which two Jordanians were killed.

Israel's ambassador returned to Israel along with the guard involved in the shooting. The guard claimed self-defence and received a hero's welcome at home, angering Jordanians.

The incident ruptured relations between the countries which signed a peace agreement in 1994 and cooperate on security and other issues.

Israel has since reportedly expressed regret for the incident and offered compensation to the victims.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 1:35 PM IST

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