Jordan unlikely to retaliate against US over Arab Bank case

September 23, 2014 21:29

Jordan is unlikely to retaliate against the US over the federal court verdict on Monday, which found the country’s Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas and that it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks by the terror group.

Nearly 300 Americans who were either victims or related to victims of attacks linked to Hamas had sued Arab Bank in 2004.In any case, the Jordanian bank said it would appeal the ruling, which probably delays any possible immediate Jordanian retaliatory measures. However, even if the verdict is validated in the future, it can be assumed that Jordan would not respond harshly, more than making a token measure or statement for the masses.

Jordan needs the US more than the US needs Jordan. And the countries close ties will probably be able to overcome any bumps on the road.

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