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Kurdistan Region’s senior officials express support to Jordan’s king

  2021-04-04  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Jordan's King Abdullah II, reviews an honor guard before giving a speech to Parliament in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by AP
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Senior Kurdistan Region’s officials threw their support behind Jordanian King Abdulla II and the royal family following an alleged coup attempt. 

“The Kurdistan Regional Government stands with the people and government of Jordan in their efforts to preserve peace and stability,” Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said in a statement on Sunday (April 4).

On Saturday, Jordan’s army told King Abdullah’s half-brother Prince Hamza bin Hussein to put an end to actions allegedly targeting the kingdom’s security and stability.

King Abdulla removed Prince Hamza from his position as heir to the throne in 2004 in a move was seen at the time to consolidate his power. 

In a recorded video clip send to the BBC, Princes Hamza said he had been placed under house arrest and criticized Jordan’s leaders as a corrupt few who have placed their interests above those of the public.

“We affirm our full support to His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the royal family, and for the security, stability and safety of Jordan and its people,” Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said. 

Other than the two senior Kurdish officials who are from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), no other Kurdish and other remarkable leaders spoke of the alleged aborted coup. 

(Zhyan News Network)