All Party Parliamentary Jordan Group Statement

The All Party Parliamentary Jordan Group wishes to offer its condolences to the Jordanian people and Government, and express its horror at the brutal murder of First Lieutenant Muath al-Kasasbeh at the hands of ISIS.

Crispin Blunt MP, chair of the Group, said:

"Once again, this despicable action has allowed the world to witness the extent of ISIS' depravity. At this time, it is vital that strong relations between the UK and Jordan are strengthened further. We join with the Jordanian people in this time of mourning. The All Party Group notes the remarkable contribution of the Jordanian nation that has selflessly borne the brunt of successive regional refugee crises and we further note that it continues to demonstrate extraordinary leadership and a contribution to the collective values of the civilised world that puts its bigger and wealthier neighbours to shame."