|Published:||Jan 31, 2011 1:27 AM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 30, 2011 10:27 PM EST|
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has been calling foreign leaders this weekend to spread word of the U.S. administration's desire for restraint and an orderly transition to a more responsive government in Egypt.
The White House said Sunday that Obama has sought input from European and Middle Eastern officials, and has told them that the U.S. is focused on opposing violence and supporting broad democratic rights. Those include the rights to peaceful assembly and speech.
The White House says that Obama has spoken with leaders from the United Kingdom, Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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