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EGYPT: Obama urges world leaders to support ‘orderly transition’

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President Barack Obama voiced support for an “orderly transition” in Egypt during phone calls with foreign leaders, the White House told Reuters Sunday.

Obama spoke by phone on Saturday with Saudi King Abdullah, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and on Sunday to British Prime Minister David Cameron.

“During his calls, the president reiterated his focus on opposing violence and calling for restraint; supporting universal rights, including the right to peaceful assembly, association, and speech; and supporting an orderly transition to a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people,” the White House said.

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