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Jordan rejects Noynoy’s claims, confirms kidnap

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jordan rejects Noynoy’s claims, confirms kidnap

President Aquino and his security aides may yet have an egg land on their faces for yet committing another big blunder that could well lead to a souring of diplomatic relations, this time with Jordan.

They have for over a week been issuing statements claiming that Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani, Dubai-based bureau chief of Al Arabiya network, has not been kidnapped and portraying  him as a conduit for terrorist activities while disregarding his, and his two Filipino crewmen’s safety by refusing to launch rescue operations.

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry confirmed yesterday that Atyani has been kidnapped and has already contacted its embassy in Japan as well as its Manila consul.

In an article posted June 21 on the online edition of 35-year-old English daily newspaper The Jordan Times, the Foreign Ministry of Jordan confirmed that Al Arabiya television news network bureau chief Baker Atyani has been abducted by a terrorist group based in southern Philippines, “amid conflicting reports surrounding his disappearance.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/614-jordan-rejects-noynoy%E2%80%99s-claims-confirms-kidnap

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