Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The new government in Jordan

Like his father, when he gets in trouble or faces political threats, the King of Jordan changes government (or dissolves parliament--he did both recently).  The change of the foreign minister is due to many factors, from what I gathered.  Nasir Judah was close to King but: 1) he was blamed for the non-delivery of Gulf aid; 2) he was seen as too close to the Hillary Clinton's team and the King wanted a new start with Trump.  The new foreign Minister is the first Druze Minister in the history of Jordan (there was a Druze prime minister before, Rashid Tali`).  He is very close to UAE government, and held a post of head of the government information service there.   (The first call he made after his nomination was to UAE).