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Britain Still Financing Jordan Army Despite Treaty Abrogation

Although the Kingdom of Jordan has, in effect terminated its alliance with Britain, the British Government is continuing to make substantial payments for the upkeep of the Jordan defense forces and for other Jordan “defense needs,” the House of Lords has been informed.

Payments for upkeep of the Jordan armed forces are on a month-to-month basis, the house was informed and have reached the total of 9,108,000 pounds for the current year. In addition, the British Government has given the Jordan Government a subsidy of 1,000,000 pounds this year for other defense needs.

Lord Reading, the Government spokesman in the House of Lords, explained that the Jordan Government “has not unilaterally denounced the treaty. It has only asked that there should be negotiations regarding abrogation of the treaty.”

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