U.S. and Jordan in a Dispute Over Syrian Refugees

The West keeps asking its Middle East allies to bear the burden.

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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.

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