Jordan takes precautions in case WMD are used in Syria
Jordan has taken precautions in case chemical weapons are used in Syria, the Jordanian foreign minister said on Wednesday, reflecting regional concern about a Syrian threat to use such weapons against foreign forces.
Asked about Jordan's preparations if such a scenario unfolded in neighbor Syria, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said: "Jordan does not interfere in the internal affairs (of nations) but we have taken all precautions to protect our nation's safety and national security."
Talking to reporters after a meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo, he declined to give further details, adding that talk of Syria's use of chemical weapons was "still only hypothetical until now and is not a reality".
Judeh said 140,000 Syrians had fled to Jordan since the start of the Syrian revolt in March last year.
Posted by: Steve White