Saudi Cabinet Commends King’s Support for Egypt

August 28, 2013

(Washington, DC) --  On Monday, the Saudi Council of Ministers, chaired by Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, applauded the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s strong support for the Egyptian people. 

On August 16, King Abdullah issued a statement expressing the Kingdom’s support for the Egyptian people in their struggle “against terrorism, extremism and sedition, and against whoever is trying to interfere in Egypt's internal affairs and in its determination, power and legitimate right to deter every spoiler or whoever misleads the people of Egypt.” King Abdullah cautioned that those who interfered in Egypt's internal affairs are “fanning the fire of sedition and are promoting the terrorism which they call fighting.”
 
King Abdullah said the events in Egypt “only please enemies of Egypt's stability and security and its people, but at the same time pain all those who love Egypt and care for its stability and unity which are, today, targets for all evil wishers.” King Abdullah went on to say, “This attempt to unsettle Egypt’s unity and stability -- carried out by the ignorant, the inadvertent, or the mindful of the enemies’ design -- will, God willing, be fruitless.”