Jordan Cables




Syria's Assad should step down, says King Abdullah
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "King Abdullah of Jordan has publicly called for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to step down"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "becoming the first Arab leader to intervene on behalf of the Arab Spring"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the king's carefully worded remarks came two days after the Arab League decided to suspend Syria's membership"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "King Abdullah urged Assad to launch a dialogue with the opposition and to begin an orderly transition"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Jordan's monarch has responded cautiously to months of sporadic, low-level unrest at home"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "promising reform and greater powers for the Parliament"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but not setting a precise timetable for change"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Capital: Amman
-GoJ = Government of Jordan ]


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Water - US cable - 2006: LINK ¤ 06AMMAN4692

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  • "Jordan's senior water officials are trapped between dwindling water supplies"

 

 

 

 

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  • "fixed water obligations under treaties"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and ever-growing demand from Amman and other cities for domestic water"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Jordan has a complex series of water swaps in its peace treaty with Israel"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Jordan sends to Israel up to 20 million cubic meters of Yarmouk water in the winter"

 

 

 

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  • "and Israel transfers that amount back to Jordan during the summer"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "demand management and re-use of treated wastewater will be important elements in the future"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "water efficiency drops to 50% at the farm level"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of 100 cubic meters that are delivered to the farm, only 50 are used by the crop"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the rest goes down to shallow saline groundwater or drains into the Jordan River"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Energy - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09AMMAN1690

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  • "with no oil and limited natural resources"

 

 

 

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  • "Jordan imports over 96% of its energy needs"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Jordanian Government released a new national energy strategy to reduce dependency on foreign oil"

 

 

 

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  • "by developing indigenous energy sources"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Refugees - US cable - 2008:
LINK ¤ 08AMMAN1744

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  • "Jordan's Palestinian refugee camps"

 

 

 

 

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  • "are largely separate from Jordanian society, politics, and economics"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "poverty is everywhere in Jordan"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but in the camps, it is one hundred percent"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the people in the camps are the poorest of the poor"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Refugees - US cable - 2006: LINK ¤ 06AMMAN6781

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  • "informed estimates of the number of Iraqis here now"

 

 

 

 

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  • "range from 500,000 to one million"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Budget - US cable - 2004: LINK ¤ 04AMMAN9370

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  • "30 percent of this year's Jordanian national budget"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "went to the military"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Media - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09AMMAN952



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a Message of Peace -
Jordan Times:


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  • "King Abdullah made it clear that we believe that it is important for all of us to keep our eyes on the prize"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the prize is peace and stability for all the people of our region"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the King carried with him the offer of the entire Arab world:"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "comprehensive peace with Israel"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in exchange for the return of lands occupied by force"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a just settlement to the Palestinian refugee problem"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Goldstone Report
- US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09AMMAN2201

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  • "US embassy delivered demarche to Samer Naber, Americas Bureau Chief at the Foreign Ministry"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Naber characterized Goldstone as "a man of integrity""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "whose "quite serious" report demands a response"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Human Rights - US cable - 2010: LINK ¤ 10AMMAN326

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  • "Jordan's troubled democratic and human rights record:"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the flawed electoral law"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the status of women's rights"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and limits to freedom of expression"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "freedom of expression activists agreed with a survey which reported"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that over 90 percent of local journalists practice self-censorship"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Petra - US cable - 2007:
LINK ¤ 07AMMAN3159

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  • "Petra's candidacy and victory as one of seven "new wonders of the world""

 

 

 

 

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  • "have dominated the news and attention of Jordan"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Petra, a stone city first settled 2600 years ago"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "was the capital of Arab Nabataean nomads"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who transformed the area into a junction for silk, spice, and trade routes"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "travelers who make the three-hour drive from Amman to the southwestern Jordanian city"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "are rewarded with awe-inspiring scenery of rose-colored sandstone ruins amidst a winding canyon"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PETRA - Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ PETRA

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  • "Petra - Al-Batrā - is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an, that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system"

 

 

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  • "another name for Petra is the "Rose City" due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved"
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