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DUBAI Jan 29 Saudi King Abdullah has expressed
support for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the face of
massive protests, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on
It said King Abdullah phoned Mubarak after days of massive
anti-government protests in which demonstrators called for the
Egyptian president to step down.
"No Arab or Muslim can tolerate any meddling in the security
and stability of Arab and Muslim Egypt by those who infiltrated
the people in the name of freedom of expression, exploiting it
to inject their destructive hatred," SPA quoted King Abdullah as
"As they condemn this, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its
people and government declares it stands with all its resources
with the government of Egypt and its people," the agency added.
Regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil
exporter and the birthplace of Islam. Both Saudi Arabia and
Egypt are key regional allies of the United States.
The agency said Mubarak assured the elderly king that
everything was under control in Egypt.
King Abdullah is recovering from surgery in the United
States after a blood clot complicated a slipped disc.
(Reporting by Sami Aboudi and Martina Fuchs; editing by Andrew