Jordan passes Abu Qatada treaty

The deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan is a step closer after the country's parliament approved a treaty with Britain. But it still requires approval from Parliament in the UK and from Jordan's king.

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Govt 'pleased' Jordan has approved Qatada treaty

Jordan's decision to approve a treaty with the UK designed to trigger the removal of radical cleric Abu Qatada has been welcomed by the Home Office.

Abu Qatada. Credit: PA

A spokesman said: "The Government remains committed to securing Qatada's deportation as quickly as possible.

"We are pleased the Jordanian parliament has approved the treaty and we await its full ratification by the Jordanian government and the completion of ratification procedures in the UK."

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