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Jordan is not known to have possessed or pursued nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons or advanced missile technology, and is a participant in relevant treaties and regional organizations. It remains a staunch U.S. ally in the Middle East.

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Region   Middle East and North Africa

140,000 Tons of uranium reserves

1998 Signed Additional Protocol with IAEA

2013 Jordanian Uranium Mining Company (JUMCO) established


  • A non-nuclear weapon state not believed to hold nuclear weapons ambitions
  • Started nuclear power program in 2007, considering nuclear power plants or small modular reactors
  • Began operating a nuclear research reactor in 2016 and a yellowcake pilot production plant in 2021 at Sewaqa with an estimated 40,000 tons
  • Uranium exploration started in the early 1980s and continues today

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  • No known biological weapons program or intentions
  • Successful pharmaceutical industry which exports to neighbors in the Middle East and North Africa

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  • Does not possess ballistic or cruise missiles
  • Purchasing 144 U.S. guided multiple launch rocket systems (GMLRS)
  • Will no longer host U.S. Patriot air defense missiles as part of CENTCOM’s redeployment of strategic assets under the Biden Administration

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  • Acceded to Geneva Protocol in 1977 and Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1997
  • Consistently in compliance and not believed to have a chemical 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 (BWC)

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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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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