Half-Brother of Jordan's King Accused of Role in Plot to Destabilize Country

By Summer Said12 days ago


DUBAIJordans government accused a younger half-brother of the countrys reigning monarch of plotting to destabilize the kingdom, as a rift within the royal family threatened to upend politics in this critical U.S. Middle Eastern ally.

On Sunday, the countrys deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, accused Prince Hamzah bin Hussein of engaging in unspecified actions that allegedly put Jordan, which is struggling to control the spread of Covid-19 and repair a flagging economy, at risk.

There were certain designs and plots aimed at undermining our security and stability, Mr. Safadi said at a news conference in the Jordanian capital, Amman. These designs and plots were dealt with with firmness.

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