YERUSA ALE EU (AP) – A new audio recording released on Tuesday shows Jordanian authorities trying to silence the former heir to a meeting with domestic critics but failing to mention a foreign conspiracy to destabilize the Western ally, which they claim was involved. : ,
Jordan rebelled over the full coverage of the dispute involving the king’s half-brother, Prince Hamza, hours after the recording went online, showing authorities increasingly nervous about the rare public divisions at the highest levels of the royal family. ,
The recording was circulated immediately after the palace, միջ A mediator close to Hamza said that the royal family was in the process of resolving the crisis. It is unclear how the new recording will affect those efforts.
The recording probably shows an explosive meeting on Saturday with Hamza պետ General Youssef Huneiti, the chief of staff, who came to the prince’s palace to inform him that he was under house arrest. That meeting seemed to trigger a political crisis that was the most serious in the kingdom in recent decades.
In the recording, the army chief says that the prince is being punished for meeting with individuals who “have started talking more than they should.”
The prince raises his voice in anger, accusing the general of threatening him, saying that he has no right to issue orders to a member of the royal family.
“You come to me, in my house you tell me what I should do, with whom I meet in my country, of my people. You are threatening me… You are coming to my house և you are telling me that you և the security leaders are threatening me. Don’t just leave your house, go to your family, don’t you tweet? ”
“The bad performance of the state is because of me. The failure is because of me. Forgive me, but mistakes are my fault. ” He says.
Speaking in a calm voice, he denied that he had been threatened, saying that he was simply sending a message to the intelligence chief. But before that, Hamza was shouting at him. “Get in your car, sir.” He says. No one mentions the king or the foreign conspiracy.
The recording corresponds to the meeting described earlier by the prince.
The day after their meeting, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi announced that the authorities had arrested more than a dozen people and thwarted a foreign conspiracy without specifying which country was involved.
In a video released late Saturday evening, Hamza denied that he had been part of such a conspiracy, using violence against the authorities, in his words, years of corruption and incompetence. He said they were trying to silence him because of his criticism. There has been no word yet on his or their detainees’ status.
King Abdullah II և Hamza are both sons of King Hussein, who remains a beloved figure two decades after his death. After ascending the throne in 1999, Abdullah named Hamza the heir to the throne, relinquishing the title only five years later and giving it to his eldest son.
Although Abdullah and Hamza are said to have a generally good relationship, Hamza has from time to time spoken out against the government’s policies, and has recently established ties with powerful tribal leaders, posing a threat to the king.
Jordan, which borders Israel, occupies the Jordan River, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, has long been seen as a stronghold of stability in a troubled region. But the coronavirus epidemic hit his economy. Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, such as the United States, have strongly supported the King ությանը Jordan’s stability. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in Jordan on Tuesday to defend Abdullah, Saudi state television reported.
At home, Hamza’s unprecedented criticism of the ruling class, without naming the king, could fuel growing grievances in Jordan over human rights abuses and human rights abuses.
Speaking before the ban was announced, Jordanian analyst Amer Sabail said the dispute was “putting more pressure on the king” to reform the system. “The mistakes that the prince stressed must be resolved in another way.”
He said the fight divided Jordanians, with many supporting Hamza on social media.
“We do not need to divide society, even on an emotional level,” Sabail said. The king “must act swiftly to save the image of the family, the image of the monarchy, the unity of society.”
Other analysts have also questioned the offer of a foreign plot.
“Amman must delicately address his hitherto unsubstantiated allegations of significant foreign links to the alleged conspiracy,” wrote Eit al-Omari and Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute, a U.S. think tank, at a political briefing.
“Among the countries whose names have been robbed. “Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, no one is interested in sowing instability in Jordan or could believe that an ambitious plot by a disgruntled prince over a handful of Akolites has thwarted well-rooted Abdullah.”