“In citizens’ minds, bad economic policies mean bad management, bad management means bad governments, which means the state of Jordan’s whole political system is wrong. We need some serious solutions in a very fast way or this will spread.” – Amer Al Sabaileh, a Jordanian geopolitical analyst.
Jordanian state news agency Petra reported early on Monday that Jordan and Syria had agreed to open the border to all in a change from an earlier statement that normal traffic would not be allowed until a later date.
“We are fully ready to receive passengers and transport of goods,” Imad Riyalat, head of the Jaber crossing said. “We expect the traffic to be slow now at the start, but in coming days we expect passenger movement to pick up.”