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October 27, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jordan, once regarded as a massive gap in the trade-sanctions ring around Iraq, now is in full compliance with the U.N.-imposed embargo and is entitled to "generous" economic aid from the world community, the Bush Administration said Friday. The new assessment is a dramatic reversal of the Administration's earlier complaints that Jordan, for years Washington's closest Arab ally, had thrown in its lot with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
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February 7, 1999 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States has quietly launched an international effort to stabilize Jordan's leadership in the face of fears that Iraq might try to topple the new monarch and that economic turmoil could destabilize the country's currency, U.S. officials said Saturday. The package of measures, pitched by President Clinton in a series of messages to world leaders, includes a request to Congress to free up $300 million in U.S.
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August 23, 1990 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Security Council urged Wednesday night that Jordan be given emergency financial aid to cushion the impact of U.N. sanctions against Iraq. Both Jordan and Bulgaria pleaded for relief from the embargo in what was expected to be only the first of many requests from countries claiming to be hard hit by the embargo imposed after Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1991 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Jordan's small size--its population is perhaps 3.4 million--belies its importance in the geopolitics of the Middle East. That became clear during the Gulf War when King Hussein angered many Americans and a lot of other people by remaining neutral. Jordan observed United Nations sanctions against Iraq--its main trading partner--but did not join the coalition forces in the Gulf. Members of the U.S.
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September 20, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hard-pressed by a tightening trade embargo, the government of Iraq retaliated Wednesday by beginning to take over foreign assets in Iraq and withholding payment on its debts. In decreeing the move, Iraq's ruling Revolutionary Command Council targeted countries that have frozen Iraqi and Kuwaiti assets abroad and have deprived Iraq of the proceeds of Kuwait's vast investments.
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January 10, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Financially pressed Jordan closed its border with Iraq to war-frightened refugees Wednesday, demanding more Western money to help handle the flow. Interior Ministry Undersecretary Salameh Hammad said the frontier will be reopened once "a repatriation program is put forward by international organizations and world governments to airlift all evacuees home," the official Petra news agency reported.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1991 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Jordan's small size--its population is perhaps 3.4 million--belies its importance in the geopolitics of the Middle East. That became clear during the Gulf War when King Hussein angered many Americans and a lot of other people by remaining neutral. Jordan observed United Nations sanctions against Iraq--its main trading partner--but did not join the coalition forces in the Gulf. Members of the U.S.
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September 5, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before dawn Tuesday, a cargo plane from the United States brought 500 tents to Jordan. Along with another 500 brought in from a U.N. warehouse in Italy, they were trucked to a stretch of desert near Jordan's frontier with Iraq. By this afternoon, the 1,000 tents should be bursting with refugees from Kuwait and Iraq. But by then, another 5,000 or 10,000 or 20,000 new refugees will have streamed into Jordan from Iraq with nothing to eat or drink and nowhere to sleep.
NEWS
February 7, 1999 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States has quietly launched an international effort to stabilize Jordan's leadership in the face of fears that Iraq might try to topple the new monarch and that economic turmoil could destabilize the country's currency, U.S. officials said Saturday. The package of measures, pitched by President Clinton in a series of messages to world leaders, includes a request to Congress to free up $300 million in U.S.
NEWS
September 9, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aid is lagging to ten of thousands of Asian refugees from Kuwait marooned in perilous desert camps here while out-of-sync international relief agencies and the hard-pressed Jordanian government grapple with one another and a crisis whose magnitude has overwhelmed them. Organizational structures and relief supply lines are emerging after a belated start, but most of the refugees still lack basic necessities, relief specialists and Jordanian officials complained in interviews.
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January 10, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Financially pressed Jordan closed its border with Iraq to war-frightened refugees Wednesday, demanding more Western money to help handle the flow. Interior Ministry Undersecretary Salameh Hammad said the frontier will be reopened once "a repatriation program is put forward by international organizations and world governments to airlift all evacuees home," the official Petra news agency reported.
NEWS
October 27, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jordan, once regarded as a massive gap in the trade-sanctions ring around Iraq, now is in full compliance with the U.N.-imposed embargo and is entitled to "generous" economic aid from the world community, the Bush Administration said Friday. The new assessment is a dramatic reversal of the Administration's earlier complaints that Jordan, for years Washington's closest Arab ally, had thrown in its lot with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hard-pressed by a tightening trade embargo, the government of Iraq retaliated Wednesday by beginning to take over foreign assets in Iraq and withholding payment on its debts. In decreeing the move, Iraq's ruling Revolutionary Command Council targeted countries that have frozen Iraqi and Kuwaiti assets abroad and have deprived Iraq of the proceeds of Kuwait's vast investments.
NEWS
September 9, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aid is lagging to ten of thousands of Asian refugees from Kuwait marooned in perilous desert camps here while out-of-sync international relief agencies and the hard-pressed Jordanian government grapple with one another and a crisis whose magnitude has overwhelmed them. Organizational structures and relief supply lines are emerging after a belated start, but most of the refugees still lack basic necessities, relief specialists and Jordanian officials complained in interviews.
NEWS
September 5, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before dawn Tuesday, a cargo plane from the United States brought 500 tents to Jordan. Along with another 500 brought in from a U.N. warehouse in Italy, they were trucked to a stretch of desert near Jordan's frontier with Iraq. By this afternoon, the 1,000 tents should be bursting with refugees from Kuwait and Iraq. But by then, another 5,000 or 10,000 or 20,000 new refugees will have streamed into Jordan from Iraq with nothing to eat or drink and nowhere to sleep.
NEWS
August 23, 1990 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Security Council urged Wednesday night that Jordan be given emergency financial aid to cushion the impact of U.N. sanctions against Iraq. Both Jordan and Bulgaria pleaded for relief from the embargo in what was expected to be only the first of many requests from countries claiming to be hard hit by the embargo imposed after Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait.
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