American and Israeli speculations hinted that Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, led in Jordan’s failed coup attempt.
The former American diplomat, Aaron David Miller, hinted at the possibility of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the coup attempt against the Jordanian king.
Miller noted that the Saudi-Jordanian tensions and rivalries represent a line going back many decades.
Miller’s hint, who worked as an advisor to some American foreign ministers, came as part of his comment on an analysis reported by political analyst Rola Jebreal via Twitter.
Jebreal suggested that Riyadh or Abu Dhabi would stand behind what happened in Jordan during the past hours.
Saudi-Jordanian tensions and competition isn’t just a headline but a trend line stretching back many decades. Any Saudi involvement would be explosive. Hard to believe though
— Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2) April 3, 2021
A Coup attempt in #Jordan—Jordan’s Crown Prince Hamza, his mom Queen Noor & 20 officials detained. An intel official said the plan was “well-organized” & the plotters have “foreign ties.”
My prediction: regimes that bankroll coups…Saudi Arabia &/or UAE.pic.twitter.com/bGTiOpP8X0
— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) April 3, 2021
The Hebrew newspaper Yediot Aharonot unveiled the Arab figures who claimed that they were behind the attempted coup in Jordan.
The Hebrew newspaper quoted what it described as “the very large sources in Jordan suggesting that Saudi Arabia and one of the Gulf emirates were involved behind the scenes in the attempted coup in Jordan.
According to Yediot, Jordanian sources estimate that the Saudi crown prince and one of the Gulf emirates’ leaders, apparently the emirate of Abu Dhabi, were secret partners in the failed coup attempt.
The sources explained that Basem Awadallah, the Minister of Finance and was known for his closeness to King Abdullah, became the link between the Saudi royal family and the princes in Jordan.
A Jordanian source revealed Mohammed bin Salman’s secret relationship to a coup plot in Jordan that the security services had uncovered in the last hours.
The source told Saudi Leaks that the former head of the royal court, Bassem Awadallah, who came at the forefront of the detainees, works as an advisor to Bin Salman.
The source pointed out that the Jordanian security authorities are conducting an intense investigation into the suspicious role of Awad Allah in preparing for a coup in Jordan, amid speculations about Bin Salman’s relationship in that.
The source refused to give more details but confirmed that a major conspiracy is being investigated in Jordan against the ruling regime.
And in the name of Awadallah, a Jordanian politician and economist, he assumed the royal court’s presidency from November 2007 to October 2008.
He works as a private advisor to Mohammed bin Salman and is known for his proximity to the Saudi royal court’s decision-making circles.
According to an unnamed security source, the official Petra news agency reported that the arrest of Awad Allah, Sharif Hassan Bin Zaid and others, took place after close security follow-up.
The source added that an investigation is underway into the matter without specifying the reasons for the arrest and the details of the security follow-up that led to that.
Following the coup’s failure, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, hastened to announce that his country would stand by Jordan under the leadership of King Abdullah II and his Crown Prince, Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II.
Bin Salman claimed that King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were keen on unlimited support for everything that strengthened the solid fraternal relations between them.
This is the second Saudi statement of solidarity with Jordan, within a few hours, after Amman arrested leaders close to Riyadh on charges of being involved in a “complex coup attempt.”