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Saudi King Abdullah states support for Egypt's military

On Friday King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia voiced his support for the military leadership of Egypt and spoke of fighting against terrorism, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi pledged $5 billion in aid to Egypt after the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi. 

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, speaks during the graduation ceremony of the of Saudi Medical Specializations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in May, 2009. On Saturday, the king called on Arabs to stand together in support of the Egyptian military leadership.

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Saudi King Abdullah called on Arabs on Friday to stand together against "attempts to destabilise" Egypt, in a message of support for the military leadership and an attack on the Muslim Brotherhood.

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people and government, stood and stands today with its brothers in Egypt against terrorism," he said in a message read out on Saudi television, in an apparent reference to continuing clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood and police.

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