Petra did not offer additional details on the arrests, saying that an investigation is underway.
Jordan’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti, said media reports that former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein was arrested are false, according to Petra.
Prince Hamzah is the oldest son of the late King Hussein and his American-born wife Queen Noor, and is King Abdullah’s half-brother.
However, Huneiti indicated that Prince Hamzah was asked to “seize any movement and activities that could be used to target the security and stability of Jordan,” and that “a comprehensive joint investigations carried out by the security services led to the arrests of Sharif Hassan Bin Zaid and Bassan Awadallah and others,” Petra reported.
Huneiti said that investigations are continuing, and their results will be disclosed with full transparency and clarity. He stressed that all the measures taken were carried out within the framework of the law and after extensive investigations that were required, Petra reported.
Huneiti affirmed that “no one is above the law and that Jordan’s security and stability take precedence over any consideration.”
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