Former Jordanian Crown Prince Hamza Bin Hussein, King Abdullah’s half-brother, is loyal to his country and his family. He wrote this in a statement the royal family made public after security services arrested him over a possible conspiracy against the royal family.
Hamza pledges allegiance to the king and the constitution and says he will always be “the support and backing of His Majesty the King and his Crown Prince”.
According to the court, Hamza signed the letter after an interview with a number of members of the royal family. Among them was Prince Hassan, an uncle of the king who interceded. “The interests of the homeland must be indisputable. We must all support the king to protect Jordan and his national interests,” said the signed statement.
Abdullah resigned from Hamza, now 41, as heir to the throne in 2004. Reports emerged over the weekend that his younger half-brother may be preparing for a coup. with the support of other people. At least fourteen people were arrested on Sunday.
Prince has been placed under house arrest
Hamza announced on Saturday night that he had been grounded. He denies being involved in a conspiracy, but this weekend has spat criticism of the way Jordan is being run. “I am not the person responsible for the board collapse, corruption and incompetence that has existed in our governance structure for fifteen to twenty years.”
King Abdullah has received statements of support from Arab countries, as well as the United States.