Peace Corps Pulls Volunteers From Jordan Due to 'Regional Environment'

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LONDON — The Peace Corps has pulled its volunteers out of Jordan and temporarily suspended its program in the country, the organization said in a statement.

Last month, the U.S. Embassy in Jordan's capital of Amman warned American citizens of a potential threat — "judged to be credible" — against high-end malls there.

The Peace Corps said Saturday the organizations 37 volunteers had departed from Jordan "due to the current regional environment" but that it would maintain its office in the country.

"Volunteers' well-being is Peace Corps' top priority," it said, adding that it will "continue to assess the broader regional climate and hopes volunteers can return in the near future."

— Cassandra Vinograd