Jordan prince promises commitment, King accepts mediation in royal household rift
Jordan’s Prince Hamzah promised commitment to the king on Monday as the emperor accepted mediation over a rift within the royal household that saw the prince put under home arrest, the palace stated.
The federal government has actually implicated Hamzah, an ex-crown prince and half-brother of King Abdullah II, of a “wicked” plot and participation in a seditious conspiracy to “destabilise the kingdom’s security”.
Hamzah, apprehended together with a minimum of 16 others, had previously struck a bold tone stating he had actually been put under home arrest inside his Amman palace, however insisting he would not comply with orders limiting his motion.
But in an evident easing of the palace chaos, the 41-year-old prince promised his support to King Abdullah.
“I will remain… faithful to the legacy of my ancestors, walking on their path, loyal to their path and their message and to His Majesty,” he stated in a signed letter, priced estimate by the palace.
“I will always be ready to help and support His Majesty the King and his Crown Prince,” he is priced estimate as composing.
Hamzah’s declaration came quickly after the palace stated Abdullah had actually consented to go into mediation “to handle the question of Prince Hamzah within the framework of the Hashemite (ruling family”.
The task of conciliator was handed to his uncle, Prince Hassan, himself a previous beneficiary to the throne.
Hamzah– whom Abdullah removed of the title of crown prince in 2004– has actually become a singing critic, implicating Jordan’s management of corruon, nepotism and authoritarian guideline.
In a video he sent out to the BBC on Saturday, he blasted “incompetence that has been prevalent in our governing structure for the last 15 to 20 years and has been getting worse”.
“No-one is able to speak or express opinion on anything without being bullied, arrested, harassed and threatened,” he charged.