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Could Saudi Arabia's snub push Jordan into Iran's arms?

Riyadh's halting of aid payments to Amman may backfire, forcing it into Teheran's orbit

Gil Yaron The dismissal of Jordan's prime minister has not assuaged protesters in the country. But the unrest reflects more than internal strife and may be a first manifestation of a strategic turnaround with regional implications.

For over a week now, thousands have been protesting against government austerity policies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline 'Could Saudi Arabia's snub push Jordan into Iran's arms?'. Print Edition | Subscribe