U.S. to Increase Aid to Jordan, Despite Opposition to Jerusalem Move

Decision highlights importance the administration places on security cooperation with its Middle Eastern ally

AMMAN—The U.S. will commit at least $1.275 billion a year to boost Jordan’s security Wednesday, increasing its aid to a key ally in the tumultuous Middle East.

The agreement will boost the U.S.’s contribution by nearly $1.4 billion over five years and follows a threat by President Donald Trump to cut aid to countries—including Jordan—that opposed America’s move to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The administration's decision not to make good on its threat highlights the importance it places on security cooperation with...

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