Petra did not provide more details about the arrest, saying that an investigation is ongoing.
The Saudi News Agency issued a statement on Saturday that Saudi Arabia expressed support for King Abdullah’s decision to maintain national security.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reaffirms the complete position of its sister Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and fully supports King Abdullah II bin Hussein and His Royal Highness Hussein bin Abdullah II to maintain security All decisions made and all measures taken. And stability”
The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that King Abdullah is the “main partner” of the United States.
State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in an email to CNN: “We are following these reports closely and keeping in touch with Jordanian officials. King Abdullah is an important partner of the United States and he will do his best stand by.”
Since the death of his father, King Hussein in 1999, King Abdullah has ruled the country.