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Jordan prince declares loyalty to king following rift

The United States refers to Jordan's King Abdullah II as an “invaluable and indispensable strategic partner.”
Jordanian Prince Hamzah Bin al-Hussein attends the SOFEX Jordan (Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference) on May 11, 2010, in Amman, Jordan.

Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, half brother to Jordanian King Abdullah II and a former crown prince, has signed a statement affirming loyalty to the king, seemingly putting an end to the rift among the royal family that had shocked the country over the past two days.

"In light of the developments of the past two days, I put myself at the disposal of His Majesty the King," said the statement signed by Prince Hamzah and released late Monday.

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