Logically, the US and Israel should be encouraging Jordan to develop peaceful nuclear power. It would improve the standing of the most pro-western arab country and reduce their dependence on the Gulf. I think what Israel really wants is regional dominance. The "qualitative edge". Jordan will no doubt use its power stations to run desalination plants and therefore eliminate its water scarcity problem, now that really would make the deserts bloom.
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from the article: Abdullah: Israel keeping Jordan from developing peaceful nuclear program