Jordan's Central Bank has retracted a decision to freeze accounts belonging to leaders of Hamas, the radical Palestinian organisation. The bank had issued the same list of names that had been put out by the US administration in late August after a Hamas suicide attack in Jerusalem.
Islamist groups in Jordan had reacted angrily to the freeze order, saying it was humiliating for Jordanians to see their country succumb to US pressures once more. Jordan is a key US ally in the region
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