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A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Jordan

Summary

The United States recognized the Kingdom of Transjordan as an independent state in a White House announcement on January 31, 1949.

Modern Flag of Jordan

Modern Flag of Jordan

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Jordanian Independence, 1949.

The United States recognized the Kingdom of Transjordan as an independent state in a White House announcement on January 31, 1949. Transjordan had been a mandated territory placed under the protection of Great Britain following World War I, and had declared its independence with the agreement of Great Britain on May 25, 1946.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Legation in Jordan, 1949.

Diplomatic relations and the American Legation in Jordan were established on February 18, 1949 when Wells Stabler presented his credentials as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim at Amman.

Resources

  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Jordan
  • Department of State Country Information: Jordan