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5/08/2003

Jordan Breathes Sigh of Relief After Iraq War
Domino democracy, it's not just a fantasy...


"We will always have the fear of what instability will happen between the Israelis and Palestinians looking over our shoulder if we don't solve that problem," Abdullah said in a television interview with the BBC two weeks ago. "Therefore, democratic reforms, economic and social reforms in Jordan will never go the way we want until we solve that problem."

With the Iraq war now over, however, the Jordanian government is out to restore public support by taking tentative steps toward liberalization, including elections, after freezing political reform in recent years.


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