Amman's official media lambast unnamed people for efforts to stage 'illusion of an attempted coup in Jordan'
The Jordanian media came out on Sunday with a flurry of warnings against any efforts to destabilize the kingdom in the way of an alleged coup plot.
The official Al-Rai newspaper published a front-page editorial "yesterday's security operation is an expression of a red line that must not be crossed or even approached."
The action was "linked to the supreme interests of the kingdom, its security and stability," it added, accusing unnamed individuals of efforts to "create the illusion of an attempted coup in Jordan" purportedly implicating ex-Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein "in their sick fantasies."
"All that happened was that some of the prince's actions were used to target Jordan's security and stability," the editorial asserted.
Pro-government Addustour newspaper featured no editorials on the matter, but carried official statements and reported that "moves to target Jordan's security" had been "thwarted".
Independent Al-Ghad daily hailed the global "solidarity with Jordan's moves to protect its security".
The reports came on the back of a major security sweep on Saturday, which saw some 20 people arrested and Prince Hamzah, the king's half-brother, put under house arrest, as he told the BBC - an account denied by the Jordanian military.