Jordan, Britain sign counter-terrorism deal

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Jordan and Britain have signed an agreement to exchange information and intelligence about money laundering and terrorism financing, the British embassy said on Wednesday.

The deal, which was signed last Thursday, "facilitates the exchange of information on money laundering, terrorism financing and related criminal activity on the basis of reciprocity and within the framework of both countries' legislation," it said in a statement.

"This agreement provides an important cornerstone in our cooperation," British ambassador James Watt was quoted as saying.

"The United Kingdom and Jordan remain extremely committed to working together against these threats, and to ensuring that there are no safe havens for such criminals and terrorists in either country."

The two governments signed an agreement in 2005 that enables British courts to deport Jordanians who incite or condone acts of terrorism.

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