Jordan’s King Abdullah says sedition quashed, nation secure

AMMAN — Jordan’s King Abdullah mentioned on Wednesday sedition has been quashed after a rift together with his half-brother and former inheritor Prince Hamza, whom the federal government had accused of hyperlinks to efforts destabilize the nation.

In his first assertion because the affair got here to gentle, the monarch mentioned the disaster that shook the soundness of the dominion was the “probably the most painful” as a result of it got here from each contained in the royal household and out of doors it.

“Nothing comes near what I felt — shock, ache and anger — as a brother and guardian of the Hashemite household and a pacesetter of this pricey folks,” King Abdullah mentioned in a letter revealed by the state information company and browse out on Jordanian tv.

He mentioned the nation was now secure and safe. “Hamza right now is together with his household in his palace below my care,” he mentioned.


Hamza pledged allegiance to King Abdullah late on Monday following mediation by the royal household, two days after the army warned him over actions it mentioned had been undermining Jordan’s safety and stability.

The federal government says Hamza liaised with folks linked to international events looking for to destabilize Jordan and that he had been below investigation for a while.

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Abdullah mentioned he had determined to take care of Hamza’s case “throughout the framework of the Hashemite household”.

“As for the opposite elements, they’re below investigation, in accordance with the legislation,” he mentioned within the letter.

Officers say between 14 and 16 folks have been arrested in reference to the alleged plot.

Jordan banned all information shops and social media customers on Tuesday from publishing any content material associated to the investigations into Hamza. Reuters has complied with these restrictions which carry prison penalties.


Jordan’s neighbours and allies, together with Saudi Arabia, have expressed solidarity with King Abdullah over the safety measures within the kingdom.

On Wednesday U.S. President Joe Biden known as King Abdullah to say Washington supported Jordan’s actions “to protect its safety and stability,” Jordan’s state information company reported.


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