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Saudi king praises Egypt transition

Saudi Arabia’s king has congratulated Egypt on the ascension of Adly Mansour to power, al Arabiya reports, with the UAE and Jordan following suit.

Saudi King Abdullah called for wisdom to be used in protecting the rights of all of Egypt’s citizens.

In the UAE, Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan called the army Egypt’s “strong shield.”

Amman said it respected the will of the Egyptian people and its military.

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