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Jordan MPs demand central bank governor be sacked over Hamas row

About 70 Jordanian MPs demanded here that the central bank governor, Umayya Tugan, who revoked Amman’s decision to freeze assets of leaders of the radical Palestinian group Hamas, be dismissed and the move reinstated. “We are asking that the governor of the central bank be dismissed from his post for taking a decision that has sullied the image of the country,” the deputies said Thursday in a statement published by local media. The central bank reversed earlier this month a decision banning private banks from dealing with six leading Hamas figures and five charities linked to the Islamic movement, press reports said. The United States quickly called on Jordan to reinstate the freeze, which it said was “crucial” to Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Full Story

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