Jordan confiscates tape of interview with prince

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April 22, 2007 05:16

Jordanian authorities confiscated a videotape of an Al-Jazeera interview with the country's former crown prince in which the broadcaster said the Jordanian royal sharply criticized US policies in the Middle East as "destructive." Ghassan Ben Jeddou, Al-Jazeera's bureau chief in Beirut, Lebanon, interviewed Prince Hassan in Amman. On the tape, the journalist said the prince had also cited US reports that a national security adviser in Saudi Arabia was financing Sunni militants to fight Hizbullah. The Qatar-based satellite broadcaster identified the Saudi official as Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a former ambassador to Washington.


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