Iraq and Jordan withdraw envoys

Iraq has recalled its ambassador to Jordan in a tit-for-tat move following Jordan’s earlier decision to pull its envoy out of Baghdad. Jordan withdrew its charge d’affaires Damai Haddad saying that anti-Jordanian protests outside its Baghdad embassy had made it unsafe for him to remain.

Shia protesters say that Jordan had a role in a suicide bombing last month. Now Iraq has pulled its envoy out of Amman for consultations, saying relations were "in crisis mode".

Source [BBC]

I can’t believe how far this story has developed. Just a reminder: This major, national crisis began as the a result of one single, irresponsible and inflammatory report in a daily less than a year-old. Fascinating! There’s more here and here.