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Bottles with US Embassy logo sold in Friday market

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AMMAN — Social media activists posted pictures of water bottles bearing the US Embassy logo on display in the Friday Market in Mafraq, according to Khaberni News.اضافة اعلان

The embassy usually donates these bottles to the Ministry of Education, which in turn distributes them to students, according to the activists.

Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education Nawaf Al-Ajarmeh said that the ministry had not received such bottles in five years, whether for distribution to the ministry's schools or for Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees.

The US Embassy in Jordan issued a statement on Saturday, about the claim that “water bottles” holding its logo are being sold at the Friday market in Mafraq. It said they were produced a few years ago, but with a slight defect and thus were disposed of, according to Al-Ghad News.

The embassy said: “Thanks to everyone who sent photos and information showing us the bottles bearing the US Embassy logo and sold in places around Jordan.”

“After looking into the matter it turned out that the bottles were produced a few years ago but with a slight defect, they were not purchased due to that defect and we understand that they have been disposed of,” the statement added.

The embassy pointed out that the bottles were not gifted to any of its partners, and that the US government does not sell any promotional products.

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