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State media: Jordan interior minister resigns over failure of security agencies to coordinate

Jordan's state news agency Petra says the interior minister has submitted his resignation, citing a failure of security agencies to coordinate on issues concerning stability and the security of citizens.

The Petra agency says King Abdullah II on Sunday accepted the resignation of the minister, Hussein Majali.

The report did not say why specifically Majali resigned.

The news agency quoted Jordan's prime minister as saying that Abdullah is "exercising no tolerance with those tempted to tamper with the foundations upon which the kingdom was established or attacking public or private property."