WASHINGTON, July 10 (KUNA) -- US President Barack Obama reached out to
Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and UAE's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed
bin Zayad Al Nhayan to address the recent political turmoil brewing in Egypt,
the White House confirmed, late Tuesday.
Speaking on the urgency for Egypt's military to hand back control to a
democratic government, Obama discussed the matter with Qatar's Emir, a major
supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim
Speaking by phone with the Emirati Crown Prince, Obama aired concerns about
ongoing violence and the need for a political process inclusive of all
religious and political groups.
The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are promising Egypt's new
leadership USD eight billion in aid, a major boost that rewards the military
for unseating Morsi.
The Obama administration says it is not taking sides in the conflict.(end)
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