U.S. Department of State

U.S. and Jordan in a fight over Syrian refugees

Just as Jordanian officials were leading a high-level meeting on the Syrian refugee crisis at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly last week, the UN and the U.S. were pressing the desert kingdom to admit thousands of Syrians stranded on its border and being denied access to a refugee camp that stands half empty. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the U.S. State Department are at odds with the kingdom over the Azraq refugee camp. U.S. officials say that more than 3,000 displaced Syrians have been waiting east of the Syrian city of As Suwayda for months without proper food and shelter, and that some have died. The Jordanian government says there are fewer...