Hillary Clinton: Jordan's future 'uncertain'
Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told a group of college students this week that the future of the Jordanian monarchy is 'uncertain
Any lasting peace deal is probably out of reach until Israel and the
Palestinians "know what happens in Syria and will Jordan remain stable,"
Clinton said in an exchange with college students and others in Mount
It is very rare for American leaders to acknolwedge
that the Western-oriented monarchy in Jordan, a key U.S. partner in the
Middle East and powerful peace broker, may fall. The monarchy escaped
the tumult of the Arab Spring and is atempting reforms, but its future
is an open question, as Clinton intimated.
Jordan was the second Arab
state to make peace with Israel, after Egypt, and is an important
go-between with Palestinians and other Sunni Arab states.
According to Jordanian opposition leader Mudar Zahran, Clinton's statement was based on a report circulating in Washington, and did not come from nowhere.
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