Jordan receives first oil shipments from Saudi Arabia amid Iraq war

04/21/2003
Jordan has acknowledged receiving its first shipment of crude oil from Saudi Arabia to replace supplies from Iraq but has staunchly denied that it is negotiating with Israel to reopen the oil pipeline from Iraq's northern oil fields to the Israeli port of Haifa."The Jordanian government has not contacted (Israeli Prime Minister Ariel) Sharon's office or any Israeli government official regarding this issue," Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher said, while Jordan's Ministry of Energy said the reports "have no foundation or truth whatsoever."The denials followed press reports that Israeli National Infrastructure Minister Joseph Paritzky would meet Jordanian officials to tal...
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