JNN 17 Aug 2013 Riyadh : 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 on Friday.
In a televised message Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz called the Muslim Brotherhood supporters as terrorist and Patronized the Military Junta who have massacred till now about 600 civilians Protesting against the ouster of the Democratically elected Morsi and announced on Friday that the kingdom supports Egypt in its fight “against terrorism.”
“I call on the honest men of Egypt and the Arab and Muslim nations … to stand as one man and with one heart in the face of attempts to destabilize a country that is at the forefront of Arab and Muslim history,” he added.
Saudi Arabia was even a close ally of former President Hosni Mubarak and has historically had a difficult relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood.
In Return The Egyptian presidency hailed King Abdullah’s support, saying Egypt will “never” forget his “historic stance.”
Both Jordan and the UAE also praised King Abdullah’s support for the Egyptian government.
Bahrain also voiced support to King Abdullah’s support to the Egyptian authorities’ crackdown.
Saudi Monarchy pledged $5 billion in aid to Egypt after Mohammed Morsi of the Brotherhood was ousted from the presidency last month.
Most Arab leaders tacitly support Egypt’s deadly crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, fearing the group’s growing regional influence since the Arab Spring threatens their own power, analyst say.
Khattar Abou Diab, a professor at University of Paris-Sud, said all the Persian Gulf monarchies, in particular Saudi Arabi, fear that the Muslim Brotherhood revolution will be exported to them,” said.
“For that reason, they are hoping for a return to the classic situation of a strong power in Egypt, a pivotal country in the Arab world,” he said.
Kuwait, meanwhile, said in a statement that the Gulf state affirmed support for the Egyptian government’s measures to maintain security and stability in the north African country.
But only Qatar, a Brotherhood patron, and Tunisia, whose ruling Ennahda party is affiliated with the movement, reportedly condemned the assault.
The statements of King Abdullah came after several Western countries and Turkey threatened to suspend ties with Egypt over a crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Turkey had summoned its ambassador to Egypt pushed for a U.N. Security Council meeting to be held yesterday over the situation in the Arab world’s biggest nation.
The United States cancelled a joint military drill with the Egyptian armed forces. It also warned that the traditional military ties with the Egypt are at risk if the violence continues there.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after speaking with French President Francois Hollande by phone on Friday that Germany would review its ties with Egypt, and both she and Hollande felt the European Union should do the same, Reuters reported.
“The chancellor explained that in view of the latest developments, the German government would review its relations with Egypt,” Merkel said, according to Reuters.
Violence between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and Egypt’s security forces renewed on Friday with tens of people reported killed nationwide.
Egypt’s army, directly or indirectly in power since 1952, ousted the Brotherhood’s democratically elected Mohamed Morsi as president in a July 3 coup and installed an interim civilian government in its place.
Morsi’s supporters set up protest camps in Cairo and promised to stay put until the former leader, now in custody, was reinstated.
The government ordered them to disperse and, after a number of delays, police backed by troops stormed the camps on Wednesday.
The death toll from ensuing clashes, in the capital and across Egypt, has reached over 600 people.
The Saudi and the Gulf Monarchies who are already very much terrified by the US and Western Think Tanks , who are suggesting their governments that it is high time , when these Arab Monarchies has to go and they should be replaced by the Democratically elected Government , as they feel that the Revolutions are Broiling in these Arab & Gulf regions as due to their Unjust and discarded rule , as the Poverty level in all these Oil Rich countries is on the rise , And the Economy is very slowly and gradually sliding down, and these rulers are Busy enjoying their Unaccountable Wealth .
But the think tanks are of the point of view that their Unlimited Luxuries , fanning sectarianism , and Injustices of these rulers , could not go for ever, and it is now high time as the revolutions are even boiling in the Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, Yemen and UAE and to save the Interest the West should better change the faces & the cover of these States , As if they don’t act now then they might have to face consequences , which are irreparable and then they might lose their hegemony in these regions for a long time.