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SLUG: 2-295790 Jordan / U-S Diplomat
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DATE=10/28/2002

TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT

TITLE=JORDAN-U.S.-DIPLIMAT

NUMBER=2-295790

BYLINE=MAHMOUD ZAWAWI

DATELINE=AMMAN

CONTENT=

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INTRO: A U-S diplomat was killed outside his home in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Monday morning by an unknown assailant. VOA's Mahmoud Zawawi has details from Amman.

TEXT: The diplomat was killed at 7:30 a.m., just before getting into his car to go to work. A Jordanian security official said the assailant fled.

The diplomat was identified as Lawrence Foley, a senior diplomat for the U-S Agency for International Development.

Jordan's Information Minister Mohammed al-Adwan condemned the attack as a dastardly, criminal act.

Mr. Al-adwan declined to speculate on whether the attack was a terrorist incident, but he called it an act of "aggression on Jordan and its national security." He said such attacks will not be tolerated. (Signed)

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