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US Embassy in Cairo denies endorsing Brotherhood's Morsi
Cairo's American Embassy says all claims of the US supporting the Muslim Brotherhood are false
Ahram Online, Sunday 24 Jun 2012
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Cairo's U.S. Embassy denies Brotherhood's Morsi being supported by the American administration (Photo: Reuters)

The US Embassy in Cairo refuted on its official Twitter account Sunday circulating claims that the US administration was backing the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate.

On Thursday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Egypt's ruling military council to fulfill its promise and hand over power to the "legitimate election winner."

Some interpreted that statement as a US endorsement of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi who is competing against Hosni Mubarak's ex-prime minister Ahmed Shafiq.

US Embassy denied all claims that the US administration asked the military coundil to hand power to the Muslim Brotherhood.

"We do not support any individual candidate or group; we support the democratic process," said the US Embassy Twitter admin, underlining that Clinton's was nothing but an expression of support for democracy.

Liberal and secular parties condemned what they saw as "US intervention" in a press conference Saturday, asking the Muslim Brotherhood to break its silence and refuse any attempt at US intrusion in domestic affairs.

The embassy's Twitter account further refused to respond "to hypothetical predictions" on the victory of one candidate or the other, saying that the US Embassy "will work with whomever the Egyptian people elect."

Egypt's Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission is due to announce who will be Egypt's post-revolution president Sunday at 3pm.





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Manel
24-06-2012 10:40pm
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Stupid US government
You stupid government, why are you supporting the brotherhood really? In the meantime the US government couldnt care a shit when people are being killed in Egypt..innocent people
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Janet Doyle
24-06-2012 05:49pm
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Wishing Egypt Well -- Assumptions of Evil Intent Very Corrosive For You
As a Canadian, blessed here in a period of relative calm in our country, and as a former interested and semi-informed tourist in your country, I wish Egypt success in a difficult time for your region, and hope that in the marketplace of political ideas, you are able to take different political groups' ideas calmly and with a spirit of inquiry and cooperation and working for the common good. As I am sure the USA's Hillary Clinton would say, as she said in a recent Charlie Rose PBS-TV interview and discussion, in the context of another nation's policy, "......[name of country].... is concerned about our interference above all, and we have to take into consideration their history and concerns and keep the dialogue open" [quote not exact]... keeping your dialogue open and civil is important. Religion and politics is always a volatile mix.
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Steven
24-06-2012 04:36pm
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the liberals lie a lot
Why do the liberals and leftists make false accusations and lies? do they hate the Isklamists that much? I won't believe the liberals and the leftists any more.
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