Saudi King Congratulates New Egypt Leader

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Saudi King Abdullah on Wednesday sent a message of congratulations to Egypt's new caretaker president, saying his appointment comes at a "critical" time in the nation's history, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported.

"On behalf of the people of Saudi Arabia I congratulate you for taking over the leadership of Egypt at this critical time in its history," Abdullah said in the first message of congratulations by an Arab leader to Adly Mansour.

"We call on God to help you bear the responsibility to achieve the hopes of our brotherly people in Egypt," the head of the Sunni-ruled oil powerhouse said in the message.

He also paid tribute to the Egyptian armed forces and its leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for using "wisdom" in helping to resolve the crisis and avoiding "unforeseen consequences."

Late Wednesday the Egyptian army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and Sisi declared former chief justice Mansour caretaker president, after a week of bloodshed in Egypt that killed nearly 50 people.

Sisi also called for early presidential and parliamentary elections in Egypt, triggering a flood of celebrations across the Arab world's most populous nation.

Comments 5
Thumb mckinl 04 July 2013, 02:30

That didn't take long ... I guess the GCC was tired of the Brotherhood emissaries from Egypt trying to democratize their kingdoms.

Default-user-icon fadfad (Guest) 04 July 2013, 07:36

Hey Libon, i work and live in Riyadh since 3 years, i can tell you this country is blessed to have King Abdallah. here you have opportunities, good salaries, lowest fuel cost on earth (20L for 2.4$), no electricity cuts, fastest internet at low rates, little or no traffic, peace of mind (no politicians talking daily like our politicians who occupies all TVs), low cost to own a car, low cost to own a villa,.....the list never end.
just tell few reasons why you hate Saudi and why you love Lebanon ???

Missing peace 04 July 2013, 19:37

"i also hate hypocrites who see the benefits of the monarchy but, who call for 'democracy and freedom' to happen in other countries "

LOL! just like hezbis and FPMers hate to see a revolution in syria but ask for it elsewhere and applauded libya's revolution! LOL!
i guess you hate yourself schizophrenic FT!

Default-user-icon abdullah (Guest) 04 July 2013, 14:50

One of the signs of the our is that al madina will be filled with hypocrites.

Default-user-icon Revd Frank Gelli (Guest) 04 July 2013, 16:01

Maybe the khilafa should be given a go? I anticipate this coup will strengthen the hand of those who believe that democracy is a no-no, both strategically and tactically speaking. Which may well be true. Khalifa wanted!