Updates: 04.04.2021 16:35
Published: 04.04.2021, 16:35
AMMAN – The government in Jordan today accused Prince Hamza bin Hussein, the half-brother of King Abdullah II, of colluding with others, including foreign actors, to “destabilize” the country. The statement came as the prince said in a video that he was under house arrest and that several people from his neighborhood had been taken into custody. The United States and several Middle Eastern countries have said they are firmly behind King Abdullah II.
The dramatic development began on Saturday with the arrest of Abdullah in connection with a plot against the king. The Washington Post in this regard Wrote About detaining nearly 20 people. Jordanian President Hamza has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Jordan’s intelligence have been made more than once, but the Crown Prince has said he will not back down.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ajman Sabadi told a news conference today that officials had thwarted “unjustified plans” that threatened the country’s security and stability. In addition to the two top officials, he was reportedly detained by state agency Petra on Saturday, and 15 more were arrested, he said.
During the show, Safadi described an international conspiracy. Investigators are said to have blocked communications between Prince Hamza and unspecified “foreign parties”. “It was clear they were moving from ideas and plans to actions,” he said.
And VideoThe Prince, 41, who was released by the BBC on Saturday night, says he was visited by a Jordanian army chief of staff on Saturday morning and told the world he should not leave the house or maintain any contact outside. According to him, he is disconnected from the phone and the internet.
“I am not part of a conspiracy or a disgraceful organization or a group with foreign support,” the DPA quoted Holmes as saying from the record. In the video, the king’s half-brother criticizes the government for corruption or threatening Abdullah’s critics. According to him, his critical public statements about the king were the cause of the Home Guard.
Andhra today writes about unprecedented events in the Jordanian political scene, which raises concerns about the country’s stability and is considered a key ally of the West in the turbulent region. Similarly, Reuters reports that criticizing the princely government is unparalleled.
Hamza is the son of King Hussein, who died in 1999, and his last, fourth wife, Elizabeth of the United States, is known by the royal name Noor. Abdullah succeeded Hussein to the throne, and shortly after the death of their father, Hamza was crowned prince. However, in 2004 he snatched the title from Hams and in 2009 passed it on to his son Hussein.
“We are closely following the news. We are in contact with the Jordanian authorities. King Abdullah is a key partner of the United States and has our full support,” said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Nate Price. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri wrote on Twitter that “Jordan’s security is fundamental to the security of the Arab world” and expressed support for the Jordanian monarch. According to Reuters, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait and Iraq fully support it today.