Embassy: Reports that Saudi King died are 'baseless rumors'

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February 10, 2011 16:40

 
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Saudi Arabia on Thursday strongly denied "baseless rumors" that Saudi King Abdullah had passed away earlier in the day, AFP reported.

According to the kingdom's embassy in Rabat, the king of the House of Saud was recovering in Morocco after undergoing back surgery in the United States late last year. A senior embassy official told the AFP, "I can assure that the health of King Abdullah is excellent and gives no cause for any concern."

The embassy source reportedly said that the king has "held several audiences" since he spoke with US President Barack Obama on Wednesday about the unrest in Egypt.

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