RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabian King Abdallah Ibn Abdulaziz al Saud says demonstrators in Egypt want to destabilize the country by "inciting a malicious sedition."
He made the comments in a call to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Saturday to offer his support, the state-run Saudi News Agency reported.
"Egypt is a country of Arabism and Islam," the king said. "No Arab and Muslim human being can bear that some infiltrators, in the name of freedom of expression, have infiltrated into the brotherly people of Egypt, to destabilize its security and stability and they have been exploited to spew out their hatred in destruction, intimidation, burning, looting and inciting a malicious sedition."
CNN reported that Mubarak told the Saudi king "that the situation is stable."
Mubarak said Egypt would "deter anyone who tries to exploit the freedom of Egyptian people and will not allow anyone to lure those groups or use them to achieve suspicious and strange agendas."