The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), also known with its Arabic acronym DAESH, is not a threat to the Kingdom, and the country’s borders are tightly controlled, sources said on Monday.

A government source speaking on condition of anonymity said the operations that ISIL are performing are in “the very heart” of Iraq and far away from the Jordanian border, and so there is no need to seal the country’s borders with its eastern neighbour.

The remarks were echoed by Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani, who stressed that the country’s borders have never been a weak spot.