UN: Peace, security and stability are critical in Jordan

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that they are following closely the developments regarding the detention of some high-level persons in Jordan for alleged coup attempt.

“Jordan plays an important role in the Middle East and the country’s peace, security and stability are critical. Jordan is also hosting over 650,000 Syrian refugees,” said Dujarric.

Detention on the grounds of “threat to the stability of the country”

The US-based Washington Post claimed on April 3 that the former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein and 20 others were detained on the grounds that they were “a threat to the stability of the country”.

Jordan Chief of General Staff Major General Ahmed al-Huneyti stated that Prince Hamza was not taken into custody, but he was asked to stop his activities that could harm the country’s security.

In a video recording that Hamza bin Hussein sent to the BBC through his lawyer, he declared that he was under house arrest and accused the administration of “corruption and incompetence”.

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Eymen al-Safedi said yesterday that as a result of the investigation, it was revealed that the former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein was involved in some activities targeting the security of the country with foreign forces.

Saying that the Chief of General Staff demanded Hamza bin Huseyin to “stop his activities targeting the security of the country” but they could not get a positive response to this, Eymen al-Safedi noted that the former Crown Prince would be treated within the framework of the law and within the Hashemite Royal family.

In addition to the Arab world, the United States also announced that they support Jordan in all decisions taken to protect the security and stability of the country.

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