Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat- The Jordanian security services revealed they wanted to question a leading official from the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria to obtain information on Mohammad Hassann Abdallah al Sahli, the leading suspect in the Aqaba bombings last August as part of the ongoing investigation.
Asharq al Awsat has learned a high-ranking official in the Muslim Brotherhood had emphasized to the Jordanian authorities the group”s desire to maintain its good relations with the regime and ensure the host country remains safe and secure.
For their part, the authorities had sough guarantees the Islamic group would not plan or carry out attacks from inside its territories that will weaken the Syrian regime or engage in any political or media activity, which the Brotherhood agreed to abide by.
Meanwhile, a member of the Syrian Brotherhood confirmed al Sahli was a member but added that the suspect had not attended any leadership meetings for a several years and was focusing on his commercial activities. He emphasized the group condemned all acts of violence as it focused on religious teaching and a rejection of violence.
In the wake of the bombing in the Jordanian port, in which a soldier, Ahmad al Najdawi died, t he Syrian Muslim Brotherhood in Syria had publicly denounced the attack and expressed its disappointment one of its own had carried out the attack, emphasizing the man was no longer an active member.