Former Qatari Prime Minister believes that the fresh tensions in Jordan were instigated by Donald Trump’s administration and a country in the region.
Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani’s remarks implies the desire to topple King Abdullah II of Jordan because of his position on the US former government’s plan for normalization.
The Qatari high delegate says the main plan was to overthrow the ruling regime in Jordan. The plot has been designed by the US and cooperated by an anonymous country in the Middle East.
In what has been described as a shocking twitter post, Sheikh Hamad wrote, ” “What happened recently in the sisterly Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been planned for a long time by some officials of the previous US administration and one of the countries in the region with the aim of replacing the current regime in Jordan under the leadership of King Abdullah II.”
Jordan’s king’s opposing stance against normalization process, which he believes will lead to the detriment of condition for Palestine has been the key reason for the failed attempt. Abraham accords, as it is called, was Trump’s arrangements for normalization of Arab country’s relationship with Israel as a strategy to win the local election in the United States; Both plans were doomed to failure.
Stressing on the significance of Jordan’s stability to the Middle East, Bin Jassim asserted that all parties involved in regional scene are responsible for keeping the country in a stable condition: “we need more stability and credibility in our region to serve our interests.”
Speaking out against the recent failed coup in Jordan has had no precedent among Persian Gulf officials. The Coup resulted in the detention of high-rank officials in Jordan, notably the king’s half-brother.
A week earlier, Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister announced that King Abdullah’s half-brother Prince Hamza had liaisons with unknown actors outside the country in a scheme to lead the country in to a local crisis. Safadi also added that “the investigations had monitored interferences and communications with foreign parties over the right timing to destabilize Jordan.”
Prince Hamza later confirmed he has been put under house arrest for some time. Reports say the detained prince’s wife had contacts with a foreign intelligence agency in the region, the country remain secret due to unknown reason, to arrange for a plane for the prince to leave the country.
Prince Hamza has been ousted from his position in 2005 by the king, a move considered as a power consolidation strategy. Prince Hamza has enraged the authorities by forging ties with disrespected leaders within prominent tribes, after being kept out pf power for years.
These groups, who are members of Herak, an unorganized opposition party, have invited people to participate in anti-corruption demonstrations in recent weeks. The pretext behind the coup attempt was the economic condition of the country due to Covid-19 which intensified poverty and unemployment in recent months.
Jordan’s allies voiced their support for King Abdullah II over the security initiatives in the country. The US has been long considered as an important ally for the United States in the region and keeper of its interests. Countries like Iran and Syria make their rare contacts with the US on urgent and vital issues through the kingdom of Jordan.
Trump’s blatant steps to overthrow an ally in a key region due to ambition on Israel empowerment may lead to the loss of long years of trust between the two countries. The cooperating regional country, potentially Saudi Arabia, may also be punished by Jordan in the long run. The US has managed to get rid of the controversial president, but policies cannot be formed overnight; Neither will they, and their results, fade away overnight.