Jordan accuses former crown prince of attempt to 'destabilize' country's security

By CNN8 days ago

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(CNN)Jordan's government has accused former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of the country's ruler King Abdullah II, of plotting to “destabilize“ the country.

The move exposes a rift at the heart of the country's royal family, and follows Hamzah's announcement this weekend that he had been forced into isolation.

The nation's Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi said at a news conference Sunday that security officials had intercepted communications between Hamzah, his circle, and foreign parties about an alleged plan that he claimed would undermine the country's stability and security.

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