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Jordan’s Foreign Minister Has Grave Warning for Islamic State: ‘We Will Have to Teach Them a Lesson’


"We are upping the ante."

Jordanian foreign minister Nasser Judeh said on CNN Thursday that strikes on a "multitude" of Islamic State targets are simply the "beginning of our retaliation over this horrific and brutal murder of our brave young pilot."

"We are upping the ante," Judeh told "The Situation Room" host Wolf Blitzer. "We are going after them wherever they are, with everything that we have."

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He added, "We are ... going after them in every possible way, wherever they are."

Judeh wouldn't divulge specific military plans on-air, but again stressed Jordan would take harsh actions against the Islamic State after the terror group released video showing their pilot being burned alive.

"We will have to teach them a lesson," he said. "We have been teaching them a lesson. I think if there was any doubt by anyone about the — that these terrorists are brutal murderers, barbarians, then that doubt has gone."

Responding to a question on whether the so-caled "Jihadi John" is on Jordan's terror list, Judeh said, "Everyone is on our target list."

In the interview, Judeh also dispelled rumors that Jordan's king would personally be flying missions against the terror group.

"What you saw there," he said, "Is social media creativity."

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