Terrorist Attack in Jordan

Press Statement
John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
June 21, 2016

The United States strongly condemns today's attack on Jordanian security forces, and expresses its deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and the Jordanian people. We remain committed to Jordan’s security and stability, and are proud to stand side-by-side with Jordan in the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

The United States will continue to provide assistance and cooperate closely with Jordan in the wake of this heinous attack.

As Jordan evaluates how best to safeguard its security, we will work with the government to ensure humanitarian support continues to be provided to those displaced by the conflict in Syria and to the communities that host them. We commend Jordan for ‎the tremendous sacrifices they have made in hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.

As always, the United States stands together with Jordan.