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AMMAN, Jordan, (AP) – Jordan’s government spokesman says Amman has asked the United States for information of a Texas terror plot involving a Jordanian citizen.

Nabil al-Sharif says the Jordanian Embassy in Washington has contacted the U.S. State and Justice departments about the case against Hosam Smadi.

The 19-year-old was arrested Thursday in Dallas.

U.S. officials say Smadi placed what he believed to be a car bomb in a parking garage beneath the 60-story Fountain Place office tower in Dallas. The decoy device was given to him by an undercover FBI agent.

Smadi has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Al-Sharif said Sunday that Amman’s efforts were aimed at ensuring a “fair trial for the Jordanian youth.”

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