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WikiLeaks cable: US diplomat doubts Jordan reforms

WikiLeaks cable: US diplomat doubts Jordan reforms

A secret U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks indicates that in 2009 the U.S. ambassador to Jordan had little faith in King Abdullah II's promises to initiate reforms in his country.
The Norwegian daily Aftenposten on Thursday published an October 2009 cable by U.S. Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft, who wrote that Abdullah "as a progressive reformer often fails to match up with his actions on the ground."
After several street protests, Abdullah on Tuesday bowed to public pressure and fired his government but the country's powerful Muslim opposition said the changes didn't go far enough.
Aftenposten said in December that it had obtained the entire trove of 250,000 uncensored U.S. diplomatic documents that WikiLeaks has been distributing.


Updated : 2021-10-21 06:35 GMT+08:00