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


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