Jordan officially denied the validity of an alleged news circulating about the release of Bassem Awadallah, the former head of the royal court in Jordan and King Abdullah II’s envoy to Saudi Arabia, and his departure from the country after he was arrested on charges of participating in the attempted coup against the king.
In this context, the official Jordanian News Agency “Petra” issued a statement denying this news in form and substance.
The agency quoted an official source as confirming that Awadallah “is still being held pending the investigative case and there is no validity of what is being circulated. Through social media, he left the country.
An informed source for “Russia Today” channel also denied the validity of the allegations that the former Jordanian minister, Bassem Awadallah, who was one of the accused, had been released. Being involved in the failed conspiracy that the government announced its thwarted recently.
Today, Thursday, the source refuted the allegations that were circulated in communication Web-sites On Awadallah leaving the kingdom, stressing that the minister is still being arrested.
Who is Bassem Awad Allah?
This’ documents revealedWikileaks“How did the minister and the former head of the royal court in Jordan, Bassem Awadallah, transform from a young man? He has a promising future, being prepared for prime minister, to a burden on the political establishment and the monarchy due to the controversy surrounding his person and his policies.
A document dated March 2007 stated that Awadallah was among the Palestinian figures who had acquired a major role in Jordanian politics. And the administration of the country, which angered the political forces opposing the influence of those of Palestinian origin.
The document described the name of Awadallah as being the subject of a major attack by “anti-Palestinians and anti-reformists.”
She said that the attack on Awadallah “has become targeting his person more than his policies.”
The MP at the time, Nariman Al-Rousin, accused Awadallah openly of being involved with the “Dawood and Partners” company owned by one of his relatives.
The company was accused of human trafficking, as it was convicted of bringing Nepalese workers to work in Jordan, and then smuggling them to Iraq for work. At the base “Ain Al-Assad” of the American forces.
Al-Rusan called on the government to open an investigation into the matter and reveal the facts.
Fortune in the name of Awad Allah
Questions arose about the source of Awadallah’s wealth, which at that time amounted to 11 million Jordanian dinars, while he began his work as an employee in the presidency. Ministers are paid 600 dinars.
But the US ambassador to Jordan, Beecroft, said in the document that Awadallah had made it clear to him that all his investments were outside Jordan, and that he had sold his share. In a company his brother owns in 1998.
It was not the only crisis that surrounded Allah’s Awad at that time.
“Document of Understanding”
The document revealed a rumor that he had signed a “document of understanding” with the late Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, which was not necessarily in the interest of Jordan.
But the Jordanian Foreign Minister at the time, Salah Al-Bashir, denied the existence of such a document, and said that the Palestinian issue would not be resolved at Jordan’s expense.
A subsequent document from Ambassador Beecroft revealed, in March 2009, that King Abdullah “was not satisfied” with the attack. God reward him and led to his resignation.
She stated that Awadallah was preparing to return to political work after the campaign against him subsided.
In the words of the Prime Minister at the time, Abdul Karim al-Kabariti, she stated that Awad Allah should be considered “as the son of the king, not just a security cover.”
He severely beat his wife!
But a fact far from politics ended Awadallah’s political future in Jordan.
Awadallah was accused in August 2009 of severely beating his wife, which led to her being hospitalized.
The couple later separated in September of the same year after a marriage that lasted only four months.
This was not the first marriage to Awad Allah.
He tied the knot in March 2008 with Rima Siyam, a Palestinian of Palestinian origin who worked for Saudi Aramco. But marriage. Was not crowned with success.
The WikiLeaks document, issued by the US ambassador to Beecroft on September 2, 2009, mentioned this incident of beating and separation. It undermined Awadallah’s opportunity to return to political work and his candidacy for the post of Prime Minister, and its influence extends to the reformist movement to which Awad Allah belongs as a whole.
Awadallah has always presented himself as the face of political and economic reform in Jordan, and he held positions opposed to the Islamic trend, and against it. Iran’s interference and its attempt to extend its influence in the region, especially over the Gulf states.
He believed that the Islamic currents and Iran were exploiting the Palestinian cause for political gain.
Perhaps Awadallah realized at that time that his hopes for direct political action in Jordan had dimmed, so he moved to Dubai, where he was appointed as a member of the board of directors. Dubai School of Government in 2008.
He also established in Dubai his company, “Tomoh”, which he heads until now.
The network of relationships that Awadallah enjoyed helped create new opportunities for him in the world of business and economics. It was appointed a member. On the Board of Directors of Al Baraka Banking Group in Bahrain in 2010.
It is also a partner of a number of Saudi investors in the Arab National Bank. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Bank in Jordan, according to the BBC
He also held a number of honorary positions, including the seat of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the Visiting Fellowship at the Studies Center. Islam at the University of Oxford in 2010.
As well as Secretary General of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in the same year.
The following year, 2011, he became a member of the Board of Trustees for the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Then a member. On the Board of Trustees of Al-Quds University in 2014.
Adviser to the Saudi Crown Prince
Reports indicate that Awadallah worked as an advisor to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in recent years, and that he was the mastermind. Behind the plans to privatize Aramco recently.
These links were behind speculation about a role for Saudi Arabia in the recent crisis, and that Awadallah holds a Saudi passport.
Media reports stated that the Saudi delegation, which visited Amman on April 6, had requested the Jordanian authorities. Awadallah was released to return with the delegation on the same plane to Saudi Arabia.
However, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan, denied the reports.
Bin Farhan said that the delegation carried a message of support to King Abdullah II, and the talks did not address any other demands.
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