King Abdullah II vowed Sunday to protect Jordan from the war in Syria, after the United States announced its warplanes and missiles will remain in the kingdom at the end of military exercises.

“Should the world not act and help us adequately address this issue, and should this issue become a threat … then we are capable at any time to take the necessary measures to protect our country and people’s interests,” the Jordanian ruler said at a university graduation ceremony. ”In our handling of the Syrian crisis, the first and ultimate goal has been to protect Jordan’s and Jordanians’ interests.” […]