Jordan MPs deny king's motorcade attacked
Jordanian MPs yesterday denied the king's motorcade was attacked with stones during a visit to a southern city, saying residents were jostling as they tried to greet the monarch.
"All what happened was that people and security forces were jostling as youths tried to see his majesty (King Abdullah II) and shake hands with him," MP Yehia Saud of Tafileh, 180 kilometres (110 miles) south of Amman, told AFP.
"I was there and I saw everything. Nothing happened during the visit."
Lawmaker Abdul Rahman Hanaqta from the same city agreed.