Jordan’s Prince Hamzah pledges loyalty to King Abdullah

Jordan’s Prince Hamzah pledges loyalty to King Abdullah

Jordan’s estranged Prince Hamzah has pledged loyalty to the king as he Jordan’s estranged Prince Hamzah has signed a letter in which he has promised to abide by the traditions and approaches of the ruling Hashemite monarch family, the royal court said in a statement, as a rift that saw the prince placed under house arrest appeared to ease.

The signed letter came after King Abdullah II agreed to enter mediation to heal a rift within the royal family, the palace said.

“I will remain … faithful to the legacy of my ancestors, walking on their path, loyal to their path and their message and to His Majesty,” the palace quoted

Prince Hamazah’s statement came shortly after the palace said Abdullah had agreed to enter mediation “to handle the question of Prince Hamzah within the framework of the Hashemite (ruling) family”

The government has accused Hamzah, an ex-crown prince and half-brother of King Abdullah II’s involvement in a seditious conspiracy to “destabilise the kingdom’s security”.

On Sunday (04), Jordanian authorities said they had foiled the “malicious plot” by Prince Hamzah with foreign help. Hamzah has denied any role and says he is being targeted for speaking out against corruption and poor governance.

Prince Hamzah – whom Abdullah stripped of the title of the crown prince in 2004 – has emerged as a vocal critic, accusing Jordan’s leadership of corruption, nepotism and authoritarian rule.