Jordan backs out of sanctions against Syria

Amman reconsiders commitment to participate in sanctions after weighing economic consequences.

    Jordan has initially voted for the Arab League sanctions against its neighbour Syria in response to Damascus's brutal crackdown on protests.

    However, having weighed up the economic consequences, the government in Amman has changed its mind.

    The trade between the two countries is worth an estimated $700m a year and almost two-thirds of Jordan's imports and exports are connected to Syria in some way.

    Al Jazeera's Nisreen el Shamayleh reports from Amman.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.