Jordan, which shares a border with war torn Syria, recently announced its plans to deploy Patriot missiles on its territory and it is doing so by extending cordial relationship with other countries.
“Jordan wishes to deploy Patriot missile batteries in order to boost its defence capabilities and help protect the country,” Information Minister, Mohammad Momani said. “We are currently at the stage of talks with friendly states."
“We wish and we demand Patriot missiles. We always talk about this because we want to protect ourselves,” Jordan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur told Qatar’s newspaper last week.
In April, U.S Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel revealed that some 150 US military specialists have been deployed in Jordan since last year and that he had ordered a US Army headquarters team to bolster the mission, bringing the total American presence to more than 200 troops.
Jordan and the U.S
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