Statements to alleviate public strife in the Jordanian royal family
BEIRUT – Jordan’s palace and the elder king’s confidant issued statements saying that the mediation had successfully resolved unprecedented public conflicts between King Abdullah II and Prince Hamza, his half-brother:
A statement sent to the Associated Press by Malik R. Dahlan, a professional mediator and friend of the royal family who is Hamzah’s confidant. Dahlan is the director of the Quraysh Institution for Law and Politics, with which Hamzah is associated:
“The mediation of Prince al-Hassan bin Talal, the dean of the Hashemite royal family, was successful today and I expect a solution soon.
“This regrettable incident is the result of clumsy actions by a senior security official and misrepresentation by a government official. It should have remained a family affair.
“The Hashemite royal family has a long history and tradition of mediation, which is one of the many reasons for its tremendous resilience and popularity.
“This moment can be considered the moment of the pressure valve, and the king in his wisdom uses this opportunity to gather the family, maintain the rule of law and resolve this matter with the dignity and symbolism it deserves. It is also a reminder to the international community to stand up to the Hashemites and praise their honorable stance. to address the difficult economic situation of the Jordanian people and vulnerable refugee communities during these difficult circumstances.
“Prince Hamzah has a lot to offer the Kingdom and the Arab world – and he could play a positive role by working in a space where his passion for climate action would lead to change.”
Excerpts from a statement signed by Hamza and issued by the royal palace:
“The national interest must remain above all, and we must all stand behind His Majesty the King in his efforts to protect Jordan and its national interests and ensure the best for the Jordanian people, in line with the Hashemite legacy of commitment to serving the nation and supporting the head of the family and homeland leader. God protect.
“In light of the events of the past two days, I have made myself available to His Majesty the King and I affirm that I will always remain committed to the ancestral covenant, faithful to their heritage, following in their footsteps, dedicated to their path and mission, and to His Majesty the King; The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. And I will always remain a supporter of His Majesty the King and his heir to the throne. “