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Saudia Arabia says it stands with Jordan, voices support for King Abdullah II

Saudi Arabia says it stands by Jordan, after Jordanian security forces arrested a series of officials for “security reasons.”

A statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency says Riyadh fully backs the measures taken by Jordanian King Abdullah II to ensure stability and security in the Hashemite kingdom.

Bahrain also voices its support for Jordan, as do Egypt and the Palestinian Authority.

Jordan has denied reports it arrested Prince Hamza, Abdullah’s half-brother and a former crown prince, over an alleged coup plot, but said he was told to halt all “activities” that threaten the country’s stability.

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