Jordanian deputy PM says coup attempt ‘contained’ amid tribal tension, discontent over censorship

Jordan considers the alleged coup attempt involving King Abdullah II’s half-brother, former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein, to be contained, The Wall Street Journal has reported. The Hashemite Kingdom’s deputy prime minister, Ayman Safadi, told the US newspaper that “the movements and threats” which occurred “are [now] totally contained and under control.” However, a number of Jordanians, including journalists and tribal groups have expressed anger about the handling of the coup and other evidence suggests that the crisis is far from over. Read more: Jordan’s detention of ‘coup plotters’ is r…

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