Jordan's King Abdullah II says alleged sedition has been 'nipped in the bud'

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King Abdullah II of Jordan said an attempt to overthrow him allegedly involving his half-brother Prince Hamzah bin Hussein "has been nipped in the bud" in a public letter on Wednesday.
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April 7 (UPI) -- Jordan's King Abdullah II said Wednesday he has quelled an alleged attempt to overthrow him, involving his half-brother Prince Hamzah bin Hussein and up to 20 other officials.

In a public letter addressed to the people of Jordan, Abdullah said the "sedition has been nipped in the bud" adding that Hamzah has pledged to "follow in the steps of the ancestors" and place Jordan's interest in the Constitution and laws "above all considerations."

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