There was a reported arrest this weekend that could have major implications on the world stage.
According to reports, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein was detained by local authorities.
It is believed that he may have been involved in a plot to overthrow Jordan’s King Abdullah II.
It would now appear as though Jordanian authorities are scrambling to keep this story very quiet.
When Gen. Yousef Huneiti, the army chief of staff, was asked about the report, he denied any such arrest took place.
It was admitted, however, that the Prince was told to stay at his Amman palace and not leave the grounds.
He was also asked to stay off all of his social media accounts.
General Huneiti also stated that the investigation being conducted will be publicized “in a transparent and clear form.”
The General added, “No one is above the law and Jordan’s security and stability are above all.”
So, while Huneiti is admitting that something is up, he is refusing to corroborate the story that in addition to the Prince, roughly 20 other officials were also taken into custody, including a top aide.
His story does not quite mesh with a video posted by the Prince…
Among those reported arrests were Sharif Hassan Ben Zaid and Bassem Awadallah, who has served as a longtime confidant of the King as well as serving as both the finance and planning minister.
King Abdullah has come under fire before by civil and political rights activists, so the entire world will be watching as this unfolds, as this could significantly impact foreign relations, especially with the new Biden administration.
This is still a developing story and we will continue to monitor and post updates if needed.
Source: New York Post