Tuesday, April 20, 2021

(JNS) Jordan released a new defense agreement this week with the United States that allows free entry for U.S. forces, aircraft and vehicles.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi told parliament that the pact was “the fruit of long negotiations,” according to an AFP report. “The agreement does not authorize American forces to carry out combat actions within the kingdom,” he told lawmakers, adding that the United States grants Jordan $425 million per year in military aid.

The report quoted local media website Ammon that the deal will allow U.S. forces to carry and transport weapons in Jordan.