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        4/3/2012, Nisan 11, 5772

      Jordan: We Won't Close Syrian Border to Refugees

      Jordanian Interior Minister Mohamad Al-Raod declared, Monday, that his country will not close its borders with Syria nor take extraordinary measures with regard to the Syrian refugee issue.

      Interviewed by Ash-Sharq il-Awsat, he said that his country is dealing with the presence of 95,000 Syrian refugees in its territory, adding: "The Syrians living in the Jordanian cities are an economic, educational and medical burden, but we have no choice but to host them."