Heads of authorities voice support for King

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AMMAN — Heads of the three branches of government on Sunday stressed their support for His Majesty King Abdullah, and the stability and security of Jordan.اضافة اعلان

Their remarks were made as Parliament met at its old building in a special session to mark the Kingdom’s centenary. The gathering came after Saturday night’s announcement of intensive security investigations that led to the arrest of several people, including Sharif Hassan bin Zaid and former senior official Bassem Awadallah, among others “for security reasons”.

President of the Senate Faisal Al-Fayez stressed that Jordan and the King are a “red line”, and that the Kingdom will rise up to respond firmly to “every trembling hand that would mess with its security”.

Speaker of the Lower House Abdul-Munem Al-Oudat said the security operation Saturday was a “decisive response to attempts at Jordan’s security and stability”.

Representing the judicial power, President of the Higher Judicial Council Mohammad Al-Ghazo, said that Jordan has always overcome the obstacles it has faced and emerged every time more resilient “thanks to the wisdom of its leaders and the determination of its people”.

Deputy Prime Minister Tawfiq Kreishan delivered an address on behalf of Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh, in which he said that the Jordanian state and people are the inheritors of the Great Arab Revolt, stressing that the country has never “alienated any political component or opposition figure”.