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The Queen of Jordan, Noor Al Hussein, today criticized claims that her son planned a coup as “perverse slander” amid reports that he has been placed under house arrest.
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The 69-year-old US-born Jordanian royalty said she hoped to “pray that truth and justice prevail” following the alleged arrest of her son, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein.
Prince Hamzah is the son of the late King Hussein of Jordan and fourth wife, Queen Noor.
He is the half brother of reigning King Abdullah II and was previously the crown prince of the Middle Eastern country, a key ally of the United States, before being unexpectedly replaced by one of King Abdullah’s sons.
Jordan’s deputy prime minister today accused the former crown prince of conspiring with foreign powers in a “malicious plot” that he said had threatened national security.
Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told reporters
Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told reporters that the alleged “destabilization” plot had been foiled at “zero hour”.
Safadi did not mention which foreign powers were allegedly involved.
It comes after 20 people were arrested for the alleged plot, including the country’s former finance minister, Bassem Awadallah, an advisor to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Today, Saudi Arabia, a longtime Jordanian ally, shared its support following claims of a coup.
And of the Saudi crown prince’s aides today appeared to ignore rumors that the kingdom, and one of the Persian Gulf states, were involved in the alleged plot.
In a tweet, which included four photos of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, with King Abdullah of Jordan.
The royal councilor, Turki Alalshikh, said: “No comment … the pictures speak.”
Today, Foreign Minister Safadi told reporters that more than a dozen people had been arrested in connection with the alleged plot.
He said: “Then it became clear that they went from design and planning to action.”
Safadi spoke a day after Prince Hamzah was placed under house arrest, in a rare public confrontation between top members of the long-standing ruling family.
The unprecedented incident has raised concerns about stability in a country considered a key ally of the West.
In a videotaped statement sent to the BBC from the house arrest, Hamzah accused the country’s leaders of corruption and incompetence.
Safadi, who also holds the title of deputy prime minister, said intelligence agents had been watching the conspirators for some time and raised their concerns with the king.
He said Hamzah was asked to “stop all these activities and movements that threaten Jordan and its stability,” but he refused.
Today, the United States also offered its support to King Abdullah.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said: “King Abdullah is a key partner of the United States and he has our full support.”
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates also issued statements in support of Abdullah.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz called Jordan a “strategic ally” and dismissed the unrest as an “internal Jordanian affair.”
Yesterday, Prince Hamzah posted a five-minute video accusing the country’s leaders of corruption, incompetence and harassment.
In what Prince Hamzah described as the last form of communication available to him from him before his satellite internet was cut off, he said the chief of staff visited him early Saturday morning.
In the five-minute video from his palace in Amman, shared by his lawyer with the BBC, he said: ‘I received a visit from the chief of staff of the Jordanian armed forces this morning in which he informed me that I was not allowed to go out. , to communicate with people or to meet with them because in the meetings in which I had been present – or in the social networks related to the visits I had made – there had been criticism of the government or the king. ‘
It reportedly comes after the prince paid a visit to tribal leaders where he is said to have gained support. Prince Hamza denied any wrongdoing.