US President Biden and King Abdullah II of Jordan held a phone call after former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein was accused by the country’s government of “interfering with foreign forces in some activities targeting the security of the country”.
In a written statement made by the White House, it was stated that, in his phone call with King Abdullah II, Biden expressed the “strong support” of the United States to Jordan and underlined the importance of the leadership of King Abdullah II for the USA and the region.
During the meeting, the important role of Jordan in the region, the strengthening of many bilateral cooperation in the field of political, economic and security were discussed, “President Joe Biden also emphasized the importance of a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” expression was used.
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.
Jordan’s Foreign Minister Eymen es-Safedi said on April 4 that the investigation revealed that Prince Hamza was involved in some activities targeting the country’s security with foreign forces.
Stating that the Chief of General Staff asked Bin Huseyin to “stop its activities aimed at the security of the country”, but they could not get a positive response to this, Safedi noted that the former Crown Prince would be treated within the framework of the laws and the Hashemite Royal family.
The former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein also signed a letter confirming his loyalty to King Abdullah II the previous day.