AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah stated 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 destabilise the country.
In his first assertion because the affair got here to mild, the monarch stated the disaster that shook the steadiness of the dominion was the “the most painful” as a result of it got here from each contained in the royal household and outdoors it.
“Nothing comes close to what I felt – shock, pain and anger – as a brother and guardian of the Hashemite family and a leader of this dear people,” King Abdullah stated in a letter printed by the state information company and skim out on Jordanian tv.
He stated the country was now stable and safe. “Hamza today is with his family in his palace under my care,” he stated.
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 stated have been undermining Jordan’s safety and stability.
The authorities says Hamza liaised with individuals linked to overseas events searching for to destabilise Jordan and that he had been below investigation for a while.
Abdullah stated he had determined to cope with Hamza’s case “within the framework of the Hashemite family”.
“As for the other aspects, they are under investigation, in accordance with the law,” he stated within the letter.
Officials say between 14 and 16 individuals 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 felony 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 US President Joe Biden known as King Abdullah to say Washington supported Jordan’s actions “to preserve its security and stability”, Jordan’s state information company reported.