Obama expands aid to Jordan

After a conversation of two and-a-quarter hours in California with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, President Barack Obama approved expanded economic and military aid to the kingdom and the renewal of just expired guarantees for $1bn of credit . The two steps are subject to congressional confirmation. DEBKAfile: The volume of the extra US aid is negligible in proportion to the monumental demands on the Hashemite purse with 600,000 Syrian refugees to support. 

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