Jordan unions: 'Cut economic ties with Denmark'

Jordan's trade unions on Friday urged the government to sever economic ties with Denmark in retaliation for the reprinting by Danish newspapers of blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed(PBUH).

Jordan unions: 'Cut economic ties with Denmark'
In a letter to Prime Minister Nader Dahabi, the chairman of the trade unions council Saleh Armouti also called on the government to "summon the Danish ambassador and relay to him a strongly-worded protest that reflects our absolute rejection of such offences."

Armouti said that the pictures, which were reprinted by several leading Danish newspapers last week, represented "an unprecedented defiance of the feelings of Arabs and Muslims."

He described as "ugly lies" the pretext of freedom of expression which was cited by the Danish papers for reprinting the caricatures, which were originally published by the newspaper Jyllands-Posten two years ago. The cartoons sparked protests in the Muslim world.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Şubat 2008, 18:20