Prince Hamzeh, inner clique's attempts to undermine security, stability foiled - deputy PM


Prince Hamzah was asked to "stop some movements and activities that are being used to target Jordan's security and stability", according to General Yousef Huneiti, the army chief of staff.

Ibrahim noted that former Prince Hamzah's criticism of corruption and the country's ruling elite "does resonate with some of the king's critics domestically".

Hamza is not seen to have any real clout and those detained as part of what the military said was an ongoing security investigation mostly number his close aides.

"Prince Hamzah worked to incite and mobilize against the country", the minister said.

"I believe that King Abdullah strengthened his authority and that his son, Hussein, consolidated himself as heir to the throne", said Jawad al Anani, who was the last head of the court during the reign of the late King 1999.

It gave no further details and said an investigation was under way.

"The move followed the discovery of what officials described as a complex and far-reaching plot that included at least one other Jordanian royal as well as tribal leaders and members of the country's political and security establishment".

The deputy prime minister said authorities arrested between 14 to 16 people, as well as two main top officials. He also claimed an individual with links to foreign intelligence services had offered services to Hamzah's wife on Saturday afternoon to try to get her out of the country.

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Safadi accused Awadallah, now a prominent businessman in the Gulf, of handling the contacts with foreigners. "It's a break from the traditions and values of the Hashemite family", he said.

"We are confident the global community will work hard to ensure that the deficiencies in the [2015 nuclear accord] are eventually addressed and they will also address the regional instability that is caused by Iran's activities", he said.

Malik R. Dahlan, an global lawyer, confirmed to the New York Times, that the video was of Prince Hamzah, who serves on the board of his Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy in London, and expressed concern about "the escalation of the situation".

"In this framework, we express our strong support for King Abdullah II and the Jordanian government, as well as for the tranquility, welfare and well-being of the friendly and brotherly people of Jordan", it said.

The United States, the United Kingdom and Gulf allies rallied behind the king, highlighting Jordan's strategic importance in the region.

Qatar expressed its full solidarity with Jordan and its full support to the decisions and measures issued by King Abdullah to preserve security and stability, and boost the process of progress and prosperity, state news agency QNA said.

Prince Faisal also reiterated the Saudi stance that a normalisation of ties with Israel would only be possible after a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Jordan is home to more than 2 million Palestinian refugees, most of whom have Jordanian citizenship.

Jordan, which is now under a nightly covid curfew that is set to expire in mid-May, has been hit hard economically by the coronavirus pandemic as well as by the fallout from massive waves of refugees from neighboring Syria.