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Country Spotlight

Jordan is not known to have possessed or pursued nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons nor advanced missile technology, and is a participant in relevant treaties and regional organizations. It remains a staunch US ally in the Middle East, where it shares a border with Syria.

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Region   Middle East and North Africa

79,000 Metric tons of uranium reserves, ~ 2% of global total

1998 Signed Additional Protocol with IAEA

$35.9 Billion Value of a contract awarded to Raytheon to assist Jordanian border security


Nuclear

  • A non-nuclear weapons state not believed to hold nuclear ambitions
  • Started nuclear power program in 2007 to produce 30% of its energy by 2030
  • Reliant on foreign expertise/materials, signed multiple cooperation agreements

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Biological

  • Possesses no known biological weapons - is not known to have any intention for a weapons program
  • Successful pharmaceutical industry which exports to neighbors in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Missile

  • Does not possess ballistic or cruise missiles
  • As part of CENTCOM strategic assets re-deployment under the Biden Admin. Jordan will be losing US Patriot Missiles.

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Chemical

  • Acceded to Geneva Protocol in 1977 and Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1997
  • Consistently in compliance and not believed to have a weapons program
  • Shares border with Syria which it has taken steps to secure

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Treaties and Regimes Memberships

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Biological Weapons Convention (BTWC)

The BTWC mandates the elimination of existing biological weapons and prohibits developing, stockpiling, or using biological and toxin weapons.

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Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) requires countries to destroy all chemical weapons and prohibits developing, stockpiling, or using chemical weapons.

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Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty bans all nuclear explosion tests on Earth. It needs eight key countries to ratify before entry into force.

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NPT

The NPT is a treaty aimed at limiting the spread of nuclear weapons through the three pillars of non-proliferation, disarmament, and peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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