Obama calls foreign leaders over Egypt

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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has spoken with foreign leaders to discuss the ongoing situation in Egypt, the White House said on Sunday.

Obama spoke to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and Saudi King Abdullah on Saturday, and to UK Prime Minister Cameron on Sunday, the White House statement said.

During his calls, Obama reiterated his focus on opposing violence and calling for restraint. He said he supported universal rights, including the right to peaceful assembly, association, and speech.

Obama also supported "an orderly transition to a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people."

The U.S. government on Sunday issued a travel warning for Egypt, urging Americans to leave the African nation 'as soon as they can safely do so'.

Protests persisted for the sixth day across Egypt. Clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters have killed at least 150 people and injured more than 4,000 others.


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