Wednesday 14 April 2021

Jordan's military tells Prince Hamza to halt anti-govt actions

AMMAN, 9 days ago

Jordan’s military has told King Abdullah’s half-brother Prince Hamza bin Hussein to halt actions targeting “security and stability” in what people familiar with the matter said could be related to a plot to destabilise the country.
In a statement published by the state news agency, the military said the warning to Prince Hamza was part of a broader, ongoing security investigation in which a former minister, a junior member of the royal family and unnamed others were detained, said a report.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj Gen Yousef Huneiti denied claims about the arrest of Prince Hamza and said the Prince was asked to stop "movements and activities that are used to target" the security and stability of Jordan, adding that the move is part of joint comprehensive investigations undertaken by security agencies, and as a result of which Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, Basem Ibrahim Awadallah and others have been arrested.
The army chief indicated that the investigations are ongoing and their results will be announced with full transparency and clarity.
He stressed that all the measures taken were carried out according to the law and after extensive investigations that prompted them. He also emphasized that "no one is above the law and that Jordan’s security and stability take precedence over any consideration."


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