The former crown prince of Jordan, Hamzah bin Hussein, is a half-brother of King Abdullah, loyal to his country and his family. He wrote this in a statement published by the royal family, after the security service took him for questioning about a possible plot against the royal family.
Hamza pledges allegiance to the king and the constitution and says he will always “support and support His Majesty the King and his Crown Prince.”
According to the court, Hamza signed the letter after an interview with several members of the royal family. Among them was Prince Hassan, the king’s uncle who had mediated. The signed statement stated that “the interests of the homeland must be beyond any doubt, and we must all stand behind the king to protect Jordan and his national interests.”
Abdullah Hamzah, 41, was relieved of the throne in 2004. Reports emerged this weekend that his younger half-brother may have been plotting a coup with the support of others. At least 14 people were arrested on Sunday.
The prince was placed under house arrest
And Hamza announced on Saturday evening that he would be isolated from the earth. He denies being involved in a plot, but this weekend he drew criticism of the way Jordan is being run. “I am not the one responsible for the board breakdown, corruption and inefficiency that has been in our boardroom structure for 15-20 years.”
King Abdullah has received statements of support from Arab countries as well as from the United States.