Jordan's King Abdullah II said Wednesday that a sedition attempt has been quashed and that he has mended his relationship with his half-brother, who the government had accused of spearheading a plot against the country’s leaders.
Abdullah made his first public remarks on the internecine feud in a letter to the public Wednesday, maintaining that the Mideast nation is secure.
“I speak to you today, my family and my tribe, in whom I place my implicit trust, and from whom I draw determination, to assure you that the sedition has been nipped in the bud, and that our proud Jordan is safe and stable,” he wrote in the English version of the letter.
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“The challenge over the past few days was not the most difficult or dangerous to the stability of our nation, but to me, it was the most painful. Sedition came from within and without our one house, and nothing compares to my shock, pain, and anger as a brother and as the head of the Hashemite family, and as a leader of this proud people,” he added.
Abdullah said Hamzah bin Hussein, his half-brother and former crown prince, was in his palace with his family “in my care.”
“As for the other aspects, they are under investigation, in accordance with the law, until it is completed, so that its outcomes are handled within the framework of our steadfast state institutions, in a manner that guarantees justice and transparency,” he said. Read more at The Hill