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Ex-Qatar PM: Events in Jordan were planned by Trump, one of region’s countries 

April 13, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Former Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad Bin Jassim [Wikipedia]

The recent tensions in Jordan were orchestrated by the administration of former US President Donald Trump and one of the countries in the region, former Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani has said, indicating that there was a desire to overthrow King Abdullah II due to his stance on the normalisation of ties with Israel.

Taking to Twitter, the Qatari official 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.”

Bin Jassim considered that the main reason behind this failed attempt was the king’s position against any process of normalisation at the expense of the Palestinian cause, or what has come to be called the Abraham Accords.

Bin Jassim stressed that Jordan’s stability is very important to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), noting that supporting the stability of the ruling regime in Jordan is a duty, “because we need more stability and credibility in our region to serve our interests.”

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This is the first statement issued by a senior Gulf official about the alleged attempted coup in Jordan which led to senior government officials and the king’s half-brother being detained.

Two days ago, the Jordanian monarch announced the end of the dispute that occurred between the king and his half-brother.