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Queen Noor accuses Jordan of carrying out 'disinformation campaign' against her son

Queen Noor of Jordan and her son Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein attend a basketball match between Jordan and Lebanon, during the ninth Pan Arab Games, in Amman 14 August 1999. [JAMAL NASRALLAH/AFP via Getty Images]
Queen Noor of Jordan and her son Crown Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein attend a basketball match between Jordan and Lebanon, during the ninth Pan Arab Games, in Amman 14 August 1999. [JAMAL NASRALLAH/AFP via Getty Images]

Queen Noor, wife of late Jordanian King Hussein, has accused authorities of carrying out a "disinformation" campaign aimed at defaming her son Prince Hamzah Bin Al-Hussein.

Commenting on a tweet about newly leaked recordings of her son, she said they were a "character assassination of an honorable and patriotic Hashimite Jordanian by a media disinformation campaign."

The queen described the campaign as "a shameful face of our region's politics but not of our people."

Her comment accompanied a tweet by Jordanian journalist Ali Younes, who wrote: "I listened to newly leaked recordings of prince Hamza and Bin Zeid today. Apparently leaked by #Jordan Mukhabarat."

He added: "The recordings were chopped and stitched to show 'conspiracy.' I can't see how two guys speaking in general terms and without an army can topple a strong regime."

Previously, the Queen severely criticised the Jordanian authorities over the claims against her son who candidly criticised his half-brother King Abdullah II in April.

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