The former Jordanian Minister of State for Information Affairs, Muhammad al-Momani, did not rule out a connection between the allegations made in the “Pandora” report and the Jordanian-Syrian rapprochement.
Al-Momani considered that targeting King Abdullah II and Jordan is a programmed act and not just an investigative journalistic investigation.
The Ammon News Agency quoted the former Jordanian minister as saying: “Everyone knows what it means to issue a report with tens of thousands of pages, and the media focus is on Jordan only, in addition to the presence of funded advertisements about it.”
Momani stressed that Jordan and King Abdullah II are above suspicion, and that this report is “an attempt to sow discord and division within Jordanian society and a malicious attempt to link public funds with His Majesty King Abdullah II’s private money.”
In this context, the former Jordanian Minister of State referred to the existence of “properties of the Hashemite family, which is well known, as evidence that Sharif Hussein bin Ali donated 400 gold dinars to the construction of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and then the founding king followed him, and it is known that the late King Hussein bin Talal was He owns shares in international companies, in addition to having properties in Europe and the United States, and properties of the Hashemite family in Mecca and the Hijaz, as well as in Turkey.
Regarding who is behind this campaign, Momani pointed out that “everyone who feels upset about Jordan’s position in the world, for the Jordanian state is great and its position is respected, and His Majesty the King defended Islam in various platforms during the war on ISIS, and there are parties that do not like Jordan’s position internationally.”
The former minister pointed out that what gratifies the heart, “is the Jordanians rallying behind the Hashemite leadership and His Majesty King Abdullah II after the issuance of the report,” noting that there are countries “trying to maximize their capabilities of influence and reduce the capabilities of the influence of some, and there are parties trying to undermine this position.”
Momani explained that “the Royal Hashemite Court’s statement was professional and referred to security and privacy threats, so publishing these matters harms security accounts.”
In this regard, the minister continued, saying that “the world’s donor countries give Jordan loans and grants, and they work with monitoring and accountability programs in the highest fields,” noting that the report’s goal is to “harm Jordan.”