King Abdullah II warns that Syrian civil war may embroil Jordan

June 20, 2013

President Barack Obama is seen having tea with King Abdullah of Jordan in a one-on-one meeting Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the Oval Office Private Dining Room in the West Wing of the White House.

President Barack Obama is seen having tea with King Abdullah of Jordan in a one-on-one meeting Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the Oval Office Private Dining Room in the West Wing of the White House.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

Amid escalating concern about spillover effects of the war in neighboring Syria, Jordan’s King Abdullah II has warned that his kingdom is able “at any moment” to protect its national interests.

Addressing a group of cadets in a graduation ceremony at Mutah Military Academy on Sunday, the king, in full battle dress, made only a single mention of Syria, but the conflict next door was a major subtext.

“If the world does not mobilize or help us in the issue [of Syria] as it should, or if this matter forms a danger to our country, we are able at any moment to take measures that will protect our land and the interests of our people,” said Abdullah, a key regional ally of the United States.

For the full article in the Los Angeles Times, please click here.

Destruction in Bab Dreeb area in Homs, Syria. Photo by Bo yaser

Destruction in Bab Dreeb area in Homs, Syria. Photo by Bo yaser

 

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