Jordanian military warns king’s half-brother to stop actions undermining stability

Jordanian military warns king’s half-brother to stop actions undermining stability

The Jordanian armed forces also demanded, in a statement issued by the official news agency, that Hamza, the half-brother of King Abdullah, abandon actions aimed at "the security and stability of the country".

Abdullah has ruled Jordan since the 1999 death of of his father, King Hussein, who ruled the country for close to half a century.

In the video which is almost six minutes long, Prince Hamzah says the chief of the Jordanian armed forces told him he was "not allowed to go out, communicate with people or to meet with them". "This is my last communication, satellite internet that I have, and I've been informed by the company that they're instructed to cut it so it may be the last time I'm able to communicate".

In a video aired by the BBC, however, Hamzah said he was ordered to remain in his home. "I am not the person responsible for the collapse of the board of directors, the corruption and incompetence that has reigned in our board structure for the past fifteen to twenty years". And I am not responsible for the lack of faith people have in their institutions.

The half-brother of Jordan's King Abdullah II on Saturday said he's been confined to his house and his internet and phones have been cut, following reports of an alleged coup attempt that saw the arrest of former senior officials close to the ruling monarchy.

In a statement he denied die Arrest of Prince Hamzah, but stated that he was asked to die Stop movements and activities, die to combat the security and stability of Jordan as part of joint comprehensive investigations by the security services and as a result of Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, Basem Ibrahim Awad Allah and others were arrested.

He stressed that "no one is above the law and that Jordan's stability and security are above all considerations".

The Petra news agency cited a security source as saying that the arrests were made after close security surveillance and that a full investigation is underway.

After the arrests, the Saudi royal court expressed full support for King Abdullah, as well as Egypt, Lebanon and Bahrain.

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The US State Department said that His Majesty King Abdullah is a "key partner" of the US.

Jordan has always been a key Western ally and an island of stability in a turbulent region.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) also voiced support.

"The kingdom affirms its full support, with all its capabilities, to all decisions and measures taken by King Abdullah and His Highness Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, the Crown Prince, to maintain security and stability", a statement from the Saudi royal court said. It gave no details.

Arrests of top officials close to royal family members are rare in Jordan.

King Abdullah has successfully brought political stability to the country and gained stature as a prominent Arab leader whose message has resonated especially in Western forums.

Awadallah, who was a driving force behind economic reforms before he resigned as chief of the royal court in 2008, has long faced stiff resistance from an old guard and an entrenched bureaucracy that flourished for years on government perks.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Jordanian intelligence agency has played a bigger part in public life. He said but this was a warning from him, from the chief of police and from the chief of the security services the Mukhabarat, that I should not leave my house, that I could only visit family, that I could not tweet, and that I could not communicate with people.

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