Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

PC pulls voluntees in Jordan

Expand Messages
  • jonathonwithano
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Peace Corps said Saturday it was suspending operations in Jordan, where some U.S. Embassy personnel and family
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 24, 2002
    • 0 Attachment
      By The Associated Press
      WASHINGTON — The Peace Corps said Saturday it was suspending operations
      in Jordan, where some U.S. Embassy personnel and family members had
      been authorized to leave following the killing of an official of the
      U.S. Agency for International Development.
      "Peace Corps officials have evaluated the security situation in Jordan
      and determined that suspension of the program at this time is
      appropriate," the volunteer agency said on its Web site.
      "The Jordanian government has been extremely supportive of Peace Corps
      volunteers and programs in their country. We value the relationship and
      look forward to returning volunteers to Jordan in the near future,"
      said agency Director Gaddi H. Vasquez.
      The pullout, involving an estimated 30 to 40 volunteers, followed a
      State Department statement Friday authorizing the departure of
      nonessential embassy employees and de-pendents from Jordan.
      Department spokesman Phi-lip Reeker said that decision resulted from an
      overall assessment of the security situation in the Middle Eastern
      country following the assassination of AID official Law-rence Foley in
      Amman in late October.
    • Bob Utne
      Tough call in one of many hot spots around the globe. Could be a bad precedent that would encourage enemies of the US to assassinate one or more US officials
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 24, 2002
      • 0 Attachment
        Tough call in one of many hot spots around the globe. Could be a bad
        precedent that would encourage enemies of the US to assassinate one
        or more US officials to drive all US citizens, volunteers and
        other "non-essentials" out of any developing country.
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.