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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with Saudi King Abdullah

The President spoke to Saudi King Abdullah this morning to discuss the terrorist plot that was disrupted yesterday at East Midlands Airport and in Dubai. The President expressed his strong appreciation for the critical role played by Saudi counterterrorism officials in averting this attempted attack and for the deep and enduring relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The President also discussed with the King the importance of giving full support to Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri and the internationally mandated Special Tribunal of Lebanon.