Relatives of the palace and the prince said Monday that the mediation between King Abdullah II of Jordan and his outspoken half-brother Prince Hamza succeeded in making one of the country’s worst political crises in decades. upgrade.
The apparent resolution of this unprecedented public dispute ended a weekend of court drama, during which the king put Hamza under house arrest for allegedly conspiring with foreign supporters to destabilize the main western ally, Jordan.
The Jordanian authorities accused the former crown prince of participating in a “malicious conspiracy” with two high-ranking Jordanian officials. Hamzam, 41
After Abdullah’s father un Hassan met with Hamza on Monday, the announcement of successful mediation was announced.
The mediation was conducted at the home of the Hassan Royal Hashemite Court. Hamzah joins with his brother Hashem and their three cousins.
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The statement signed by Hamzah said: “In view of the developments in the past two days, I will leave it to King Ma to deal with it.” He said that he will be loyal to the King and the Constitution of Jordan.
Professional mediator and family friend Malik R. Dahlan (Malik R. Dahlan) then issued another statement saying that the mediation “has been successful and I hope to reach a solution soon.” Dahlan is Quraysh Law and Policy The head of the agency, Hammah Al-Hussein (Hammahh Al-Hussein) is the supervisor of the committee.
He said: “This regrettable incident is the result of the clumsy actions of senior security officials and false statements by government officials,” he added, “This should still be a family matter.”
This obviously refers to the incident that occurred when the head of the Jordanian army visited Hamza on Saturday. According to the prince’s description, this restricted his movement and ability to communicate with the outside world.
Earlier on Monday, Saudi Arabia still seemed to be in a state of tension, and Westerners viewed the country as a stable ally in troubled regions. An online videotape circulated on the Internet. Hamzah sounded provocative, saying that he would not accept orders from the commander-in-chief of the army.
Hamzah said in the recording: “The Chief of Staff of the Army came to me and issued a threat in the name of the head of the security agency.” “I recorded his comments and distributed them to my people abroad and my Family, just in case.”
He said: “I don’t want to upgrade now, but when he tells me,’You are not allowed to go out, tweet or deal with people, and you are only allowed to see your family, I certainly won’t comply.'” “Being the Chief of Staff of the Army When I say this, I think it is unacceptable.”
Due to security considerations, the prince confirmed the authenticity of the recording on condition of anonymity. This person said that the recording was a few days ago, after the chief of the army threatened the prince.
General Yousef Hunetti, the chief of staff of the Jordanian Army, said on Monday that the country’s armed forces and security agencies “have the strength and experience” to respond to any developments that may occur internally or in the region.
The national news agency Petra said that he made his own comments while participating in the “National Shield” exercise, which included several brigades, special forces, border guards and the Royal Air Force in the eastern part of the country. The exercise does not seem to be related to the weekend events, because such exercises are planned in advance.
Hunetti said these forces will confront anyone “trying to endanger the security of the country, intimidate their citizens and threaten the security and stability of the country.”
Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Sunday that the prince had recorded the conversation and passed it on to foreign sources. He did not provide details of the alleged plot, nor did he say that other countries were allegedly involved. But he said that in addition to the former Cabinet Minister and President of the Royal Court Arthur Dara (Bassem Awadallah) and royal family member Sharif Hassan bin Zaid (Sharif Hassan bin Zaid), Hamzah’s About 14-16 associates were also arrested.
The US and Arab governments quickly supported Abdullah, reflecting the strategic importance of Jordan. Saudi Arabia borders Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the occupied West Bank.
United Nations spokesperson Stephen Dujarric (Stephane Dujarric) pointed out that Jordan plays an important role in the Middle East, and its peace and security and national stability are of paramount importance.
Domestically, Hamzah’s unprecedented criticism of the ruling class-not appointing a king-can support more and more people complaining about Jordan’s poor governance and human rights violations.
Both Abdullah and Hamzah are the sons of King Hussein, and King Hussein is still a beloved figure twenty years after his death. After Abdullah ascended the throne in 1999, he appointed Hamzah as crown prince, but the title was withdrawn five years later. Uncle Hassan was also a crown prince, but was deposed shortly before Hussein’s death.
Although it is said that Abdullah and Hamza have maintained a good relationship on the whole, Hamza has sometimes expressed opposition to the government’s policies, and has recently established contact with powerful tribal leaders, which is regarded as a threat to the king.