Image Credit: Courtesy Petra news agency

Dubai: Saudi Arabia has expressed its full support and solidarity with Jordan after more 20 high-ranking officials were arrested over security concerns, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

According to a statement issued by the Royal Court, the Kingdom said it stands by Jordan, expressing its full support with all its capabilities for all decisions and measures taken by King Abdullah II bin and Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II to maintain security and stability.

Last night, around 20 individuals were arrested in the Kingdom for “security reasons.” Among those arrested is Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, Jordan’s former royal envoy to Saudi Arabia.

Bassem Ibrahim Awadallah, the former head of the Royal Household, has also been detained. Petra News Agency has denied reports that the kingdom’s former Crown Prince, Hamza, is among those arrested.

An army spokesperson did say, however, that Prince Hamza “was asked to stop moves and activities that could be exploited and threaten Jordan’s security and stability.”