This Sunday, April 4, the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, spoke by phone with his counterpart Abdullah II of Jordan after the events that took place in this country on Saturday. The king of the Cherifian kingdom expressed his solidarity and his total support to the brotherly and friendly people of Jordan.
At least two people very close to the royal family in Jordan were arrested on Saturday for « security reasons ». In a video released to the BBC, Prince Hamza, the king’s half-brother and former crown prince, said he was under « house arrest » and denied any attempt at a coup. This Sunday morning, King Mohammed VI spoke by phone with his counterpart Abdullah II of Jordan after the events that took place in this country the day before, Saturday.
According to a statement from the Royal Cabinet, King Abdullah II shared with King Mohammed VI reassuring data on the situation. King Mohammed VI expressed his full and natural solidarity with Jordan, this brotherly country, as well as his total support to all the decisions taken by the Jordanian sovereign to ensure the stability and security of this country. A statement from the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs had, by Saturday evening, expressed solidarity with Jordan.
For information, videos on social networks showed a massive deployment of Jordanian police near the royal palaces in the Dabouq district of Amman. According to the official Petra news agency, the authorities arrested a former adviser to the king, Bassem Awadallah, and others for « security reasons ».
In contrast, the American daily Washington Post revealed that Prince Hamza had been « placed under restrictions » in his Amman palace after « the discovery of what palace officials described as a complex and far-reaching plot » to overthrow King Abdullah II.
The alleged conspiracy « included at least one other member of the royal family as well as tribal leaders and members of the country’s security leadership, » he added, citing a senior Middle East intelligence official.