NO. 12/13

24/31 DECEMBER1990


US May Ease Checks on Shipping Headed for 'Aqaba

A senior US official has been quoted as saying that Washington would consider easing the checks on ships sailing to the Jordanian Red Sea port of 'Aqaba tohelp ease the burden imposed on the Jordanian economy by the UN embargo on Iraq.In a statement to Reuters on 11 December, Mr. Mamduh Abu Hasan, the President ofthe Jordanian Businessmen's Association, said that the US Assistant Secretary ofDefense,...