Shiite-led Iran appeared to welcome the ouster of Morsy, a Sunni. Araqchi said Iranian authorities welcomed the ouster of Hosni Mubarak as Egypt's leader in 2011 and hoped diplomatic relations would be restored between the two countries, but Morsy was critical of Tehran and did not allow it to appoint an ambassador in Cairo.
"In his name and the country's name, His Highness expressed his congratulations to the president of the Republic of Egypt, for taking the lead during the transitional and historical stage," the official Kuwait News Agency reported.
Prime Minister Tammam Salam cabled Adly Mansour to congratulate him for his appointment as Egypt's interim leader, the official National News Agency reported Thursday.
Salam also cabled Egypt's top military officer, Gen. Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, to salute his effort to realize the "Egyptian people's aspirations," according to the news agency.
"We are following the situation in Egypt closely," said Toon van Wijk, spokesman for Dutch consular affairs. "But there's no reason for us to make reductions to our embassy staff in Cairo or to ask personnel to come home."
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he was "pleased on behalf of the Palestinian people" to congratulate Adly Mansour on his appointment, according to the Palestinian official news agency WAFA. Abbas "praised the role played by the Egyptian armed forces under the leadership of (Gen. Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi) in preserving the Egypt's security and preventing it from sliding to the unknown fate, appreciating the role played by the Egyptian people in all its colors and types and sides that stood to save Egypt and deciding a road map for its future in these critical moments," WAFA reported.
Palestinian Liberation Organization
"I don't see this as a coup d'etat," said Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO's executive committee, in an interview with CNN. "We see this as recognizing the will of the people there for the armed forces serving and protecting the people as they should."
"It is with concern that we received news of the suspension of Egypt's constitution and the removal of President Mohamed Morsy from power," said Marcin Bosacki, Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, in a statement.
"Such a solution must be treated as at least a temporary freeze of the democratic process initiated by the Egyptian nation over two years ago. What is most important today is that the current Egyptian authorities -- staying true to their promises -- undertake the fastest possible steps to return full power to democratically elected representatives of society."
Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday sent a cable of congratulations to Mansour, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported.
Qatar "will remain supportive of the Arab Republic of Egypt in its position as a leader and a pioneer in the Arab and Muslim world," the agency said, citing an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It added, "The source praised the role played by the Egyptian armed forces in the defense of Egypt and its national security, stressing the need to strengthen national unity among all Egyptians and put their interests first -- in accordance with the principles of January 25 revolution."