Jordan’s King Abdullah describes ‘shock and pain’ over alleged coup plot

Jordan’s King Abdullah describes ‘shock and pain’ over alleged coup plot

The Guardian

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Monarch says authorities foiled an act of sedition with arrests of former crown prince and others

Jordan’s king has claimed authorities foiled an act of sedition with the weekend arrests of a former crown prince and 17 other people, describing the events as the “most painful” ordeal of his reign.

“Nothing can come close to the shock and the pain and anger I felt, as a brother, and head of the Hashemite family, and as a leader to this dear people,” the king said in a written statement on Wednesday.

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