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Jordan Lodges Complaint against New Int’l «Israeli» Airport

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Jordan protested the opening of a new international airport just kilometers away from its border with the “Israeli” entity, local media reported on Sunday.

The Jordanian government has expressed concerns about the Ramon international airport as early as 2015.

The Kingdom's official opinion is that the airport will violate its air sovereignty, something enshrined in international law, simply by being so close to its border - the air strip is only 18 kilometers inside “Israeli” occupied territory.

Government officials talking in parliament in April 2018 said they were still convinced that "‘Israel’ was doing something illegal" but that the “Israeli” regime had chosen to ignore Jordan's concerns.

Al-Mamlaka on Sunday quoted an official Jordanian source as saying that Jordan had now lodged an official objection with international authorities.

It wasn't known what the effects of this complaint would be, with nobody in the entity doubting that the airport's inauguration, set for January 22nd, would go ahead.

The Ramon international airport will serve the Southern resort city of Eilat, a port on the Red Sea that sits just between Jordan and Egypt.

A $500 million project in the Negev desert, it will begin operating internationally in March, according to the “Israel” Airports Authority.

The airport itself is another representation of the entity’s fraught relationship with its two neighbors. Equipped with the world's tallest anti-missile fence, 26 meters high and 4.5 kilometers long, it is still slated to be a transport hub for the region as a whole.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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