1 Updates
Obama, Saudi king discuss Syria, Egypt
Photo Credit: ALEXANDER KLEIN, Getty Images

Obama, Saudi king discuss Syria, Egypt

Jul 12 2013, 11:18pm CDT | by

Washington, July 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz discussed the conflict in Syria and the latest developments in Egypt over a phone call, the White House said.

Washington, July 13 — US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz discussed the conflict in Syria and the latest developments in Egypt over a phone call, the White...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Obama, Saudi king discuss Syria, Egypt

Jul 12 2013, 11:18pm CDT | by

Washington, July 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz discussed the conflict in Syria and the latest developments in Egypt over a phone call, the White House said.

Washington, July 13 — US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz discussed the conflict in Syria and the latest developments in Egypt over a phone call, the White House said.

The two leaders "shared their perspectives" on the situation in Syria and expressed their "strong concerns" about the impact of the conflict on the region.

Obama stressed his administration's "continued commitment" to provide support to the Syrian opposition coalition and the supreme military council, Xinhua cited the White House as saying in a statement.

The president last month authorised the shipment of small arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels in a stepped-up effort to support the opposition. Saudi Arabia has also been an arms supplier to the rebels.

On the situation in Egypt, the two leaders agreed that their countries have a "shared interest" in supporting Egypt's stability.

"The president expressed his serious concern about the violence in Egypt and underscored the urgent need for an inclusive political process that will enable an early return to a democratically elected civilian government in Egypt," the White House statement said.

Earlier this month, the Egyptian military removed president Mohamed Morsi from power on the grounds that he had failed to rein in mass protests against his "poor performance" and "maladministration".

The Obama administration has not defined the move as a coup, enabling it to continue its $1.55 billion annual aid.

Saudi Arabia has also pledged $5 billion in grants and loans to Egypt's interim government.

Meanwhile, the US State Department Friday echoed an appeal made by the German foreign ministry for the release of Morsi, who has been detained following his ouster.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Mass grave found in Mexico
Mexico City, Aug 23 (IANS) At least nine bodies have been recovered from a mass grave in Tumbiscatio, a municipality in Mexico's troubled state of Michoacan, media reports said Friday.
 
 
US warns Russia over forcing convoy into Ukraine
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The White House warned Russia Friday that sending an aid convoy into eastern Ukraine without Kiev's approval would incur "additional consequences," while Russia insisted that further delay of Moscow's humanitarian mission would have been "unacceptable".
 
 
Lebanon cautions against repercussions from Syrian crisis
Beirut, Aug 23 (IANS) Lebanon's social affairs minister Rachid Derbas cautioned Friday that the "country is on the verge of drowning" and it cannot bare anymore the repercussions of the Syrian crisis and Syrian displaced.
 
 
170 illegal immigrants missing off Libyan coast
Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) A wooden boat carrying some 170 illegal immigrants was missing off the Libyan coast near Tripoli Friday, a coast guard official said.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Kendall and Kylie Jenner are 'amazing' girls
Kendall and Kylie Jenner's older half-brother insists they have good heads on their shoulders. Brody Jenner, 31, claims he doesn't worry about the teenagers, who are regularly spotted enjoying nights out with friends,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Justin Bieber issued warning by police
Justin Bieber has been warned by police not to drive his Can-Am Spyder on the sidewalk again. The 20-year-old singer, who is currently on probation, was accused of ''putting other people's safety in jeopardy'' after he...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Eva Green finds movie business 'cold'
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Eva Green, who finds the film industry "cold", says she always chose parts which made her feel good over those which presented her as a "boring beautiful girl". The 33-year-old, who...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Mass grave found in Mexico
Mexico City, Aug 23 (IANS) At least nine bodies have been recovered from a mass grave in Tumbiscatio, a municipality in Mexico's troubled state of Michoacan, media reports said Friday. The bodies have yet to be...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US warns Russia over forcing convoy into Ukraine
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The White House warned Russia Friday that sending an aid convoy into eastern Ukraine without Kiev's approval would incur "additional consequences," while Russia insisted that further delay of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Katie Holmes moves from NY to California
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes, who has been living in New York for two years with her daughter Suri, has now shifted back here. Holmes lived here during her marriage to star Tom Cruise, and then...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lebanon cautions against repercussions from Syrian crisis
Beirut, Aug 23 (IANS) Lebanon's social affairs minister Rachid Derbas cautioned Friday that the "country is on the verge of drowning" and it cannot bare anymore the repercussions of the Syrian crisis and Syrian...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
EU to fund agricultural products affected by Russia's ban
Brussels, Aug 23 (IANS) Experts of the European Union (EU) said Friday that the EU would provide additional funding for agricultural products affected by Russia's food import ban. On the emergency support measures...
Read more on Business Balla
 
'Iron Man 3' director to make 'The Destroyer' film
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Shane Black, who directed "Iron Man 3", will now go behind the camera for a movie adaptation of action book series "The Destroyer". He will direct the film, based on the 1970s adventure...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
170 illegal immigrants missing off Libyan coast
Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) A wooden boat carrying some 170 illegal immigrants was missing off the Libyan coast near Tripoli Friday, a coast guard official said. The stowaways were believed from sub-Saharan African...
Read more on Politics Balla