“The problem of the previous few days has not been the toughest or most harmful on the soundness of our nation, nevertheless it has been essentially the most hurtful for me, and that’s as a result of the discord got here from inside our unified home and from exterior of it,” stated King Abdullah in a press release.
“Prince Hamzah has, in entrance of the household, dedicated to stroll the trail of our . ancestors, and to be trustworthy to their message and to put Jordan’s curiosity and structure and legal guidelines above all else. And Hamzah as we speak is along with his household at his palace below my care.”
On Saturday, the Jordanian navy positioned Hamzah, the king’s half brother, below home arrest and arrested a minimum of 16 different high-ranking Jordanian officers on expenses of “selling sedition,” with the collaboration of unnamed overseas entities.
From home arrest on Saturday night time, Hamzah despatched a video to the BBC during which he expressed a scathing critique of the monarchy, however on Monday he signed a loyalty pledge to the king.
Hamzah, 41, has held a number of positions throughout the monarchy and is a brigadier common within the military. Along with his trim mustache and checkered kaffiyeh headdress, he’s typically likened to his father, the late, broadly revered King Hussein. Hamzah and Abdullah are each his sons, however have totally different moms.
Hamzah served as Jordan’s crown prince for 4 years till 2004, when the title was transferred to Abdullah’s eldest son, Hussein.