Jordan Breathes Sigh of Relief After Iraq War

(Washington Post) - Alan Sipress Senior Jordanian officials say they have been vindicated for quietly supporting the U.S. military campaign in Iraq despite widespread opposition in Jordan. With passions over the conflict ebbing, the king has decided to proceed with parliamentary elections on June 17. Senior officials said the country's position has been enhanced because Jordan no longer has to fear a bullying Iraqi government. Yet they are concerned that Shiite Muslim clerics could take power in Baghdad, fueling the fortunes of Jordan's own Islamic militants.

2003-05-16 00:00:00

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