Middle East

Jordan Feels Pressure to Take Sides on Syriai
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Elizabeth Arrott
December 12, 2012
Syria's neighbors have watched the nation's civil war playing out on their borders - and occasionally spilling over. Unlike Turkey and Iraq, Jordan has tried to remain neutral. There are signs the kingdom may be dragged, however reluctantly, into the conflict. VOA's Elizabeth Arrott reports from our Middle East bureau that with growing political and economic unrest at home, the last thing many Jordanians want is conflict with neighbor Syria.

Jordan Feels Pressure to Take Sides on Syria

Elizabeth Arrott

Published December 12, 2012

Syria's neighbors have watched the nation's civil war playing out on their borders - and occasionally spilling over. Unlike Turkey and Iraq, Jordan has tried to remain neutral. There are signs the kingdom may be dragged, however reluctantly, into the conflict. VOA's Elizabeth Arrott reports from our Middle East bureau that with growing political and economic unrest at home, the last thing many Jordanians want is conflict with neighbor Syria.


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