Wednesday, November 16, 2005

11 Jordanian officials resign after bombings

Eleven top Jordanian officials, including the kingdom’s national security adviser, resigned today in the wake of last week’s triple hotel bombings, state-run TV announced.

King Abdullah II appointed Marouf al-Bakhit, Jordan’s ambassador to Israel, to replace outgoing security chief Saad Kheir, a former chief of Jordan’s intelligence department.

No details were given for the resignation of Kheir and 10 others, including Royal Court chief and former prime minister Faisal Fayez, one of the king’s closest confidants, and prominent religious advisers to Abdullah.

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