Prince Hamzah ‘stands’ with Jordan’s King Abdullah, vows to ‘follow constitution’

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Jordan's King Abdullah has authorized Prince Hassan to deal with the situation regarding Prince Hamzah, the former crown prince, according to a Jordanian royal court statement.

Prince Hamzah confirmed that he would adhere to the approach of the Hashemite ruling family and the path that the king entrusted to Prince Hassan, according to Jordan’s Royal Court.

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Prince Hassan is the third son of King Talal and Queen Zein, brother of King Hussein and uncle of King Abdullah II. He was previously Jordan’s Crown Prince from 1965 to 1999 but was removed three weeks before King Hussein’s death.

“I place myself in the hands of the King, stressing that I will remain committed to the constitution of Jordan, and I will always be of help and support to his majesty the King and his Crown Prince,” Prince Hamzah said in a signed letter released by the Jordanian palace.

“The interests of the homeland must remain above every consideration, we must all stand behind the King in his efforts to protect Jordan and its national interests,” Prince Hamzah added.

Former Jordanian Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein attempted to mobilize local officials for actions that were intended to harm the security of Jordan, Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi said on Sunday.

The government had launched a security investigation after it was revealed that a former minister, a member of the royal family, and some other individuals had tried to target the country’s “security and stability,” the Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported on Saturday.

A day earlier, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both spoke with Jordan’s King Abdullah II over the phone, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency, in which they affirmed the Kingdom’s support for all measures taken by King Abdullah to preserve Jordan’s security and maintain its stability.

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