Saudi prince worried about Egyptian crisis mirrored in kingdom

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Saudi prince expressed grave concerns that Saudi King Abdullah’s support for the ouster of Egyptian president can make ground for an uprising against the Saudi government and king’s removal.

In a Twitter post on his page, Khaled bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud criticized his country’s full support for the Egyptian army in the removal of president Mohammed Mursi and warned that agreeing to Mursi’s ouster can be observed as a license to those who are planning for the removal of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.

Following the removal of Mursi by the Egyptian army on July 3 and the widespread protests that destabilized Egypt to this day, Saudi King Abdullah called on Arabs to stand together against “attempts to destabilize” Egypt, in a strong message of support for the country’s military leadership read out on Saudi television, Al-Alam reported.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people and government have stood by today with its brothers in Egypt against terrorism,” he claimed.

Saudi Arabia was a close ally of former president Hosni Mubarak and has historically had a difficult relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood.

It pledged $5bln in aid to Egypt after Mursi was ousted.

Most Arab leaders tacitly support Egypt’s deadly crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, fearing the group’s growing regional influence since Islamic Awakening threatens their own power, analyst say.

By Fars News Agency


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