US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the US supports the Jordanian authorities and considers King Abdullah II a key partner. He writes about this on his Twitter.
“We are closely following reports from Jordan and are in contact with Jordanian officials. King Abdullah is a key partner of the United States, and we fully support him, ”the message says.
In the Jordanian capital Amman at night, from April 3 to 4, a coup d’etat was prevented. A member of the royal family, Sheriff Hassan bin Zayed (former special envoy of the king in Saudi Arabia) and ex-finance minister Bassam Awadallah (former adviser to the king), as well as several high-ranking officers, were arrested.
The data on the arrest of Prince Hamza bin Hussein are contradictory – according to the statement of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordan, Major General Yousef Huneiti, the prince is at large.
Abdullah II has ruled Jordan since 1999, before taking the throne, he led the special forces of the kingdom’s army.