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Egypt praises US 'understanding' in shift on Morsi
The US State Department dubs the rule of Mohamed Morsi 'undemocratic'; new interim Egyptian government lauds apparent US policy shift
Reuters , Thursday 11 Jul 2013
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Egypt's interim government praised the United States Thursday for showing "understanding" in describing the rule of ousted president Mohamed Morsi "undemocratic."

Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said the US comments "reflect understanding and realisation ... about the political developments that Egypt is witnessing in the recent days, as embodying the will of millions of Egyptians who took to the streets starting 30 June to ask for their legitimate rights and call for early elections."

In an apparent reversal of US policy, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Morsi's rule "wasn't a democratic rule," adding: "What I mean is what we've been referencing about the 22 million people who have been out there voicing their views and making clear that democracy is not just about simply winning the vote at the ballot box."





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Samantha Criscione
12-07-2013 02:28pm
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The U.S. has NOT shifted on Egypt
The U.S. government throws a bone -- admitting a little of what everyone already knows -- but continues to push for the reinstatement, partial or complete , of their Brotherhood pet. Hence the pressure on the UAE to make money conditional on kind treatment of the Brotherhood, the U.S. statement that arrests (FOR CRIMES!) make progress difficult. While the U.S. plays soft cop, the Germans apparently have the role of hard cop, openly demanding Morsi be released.--Samantha Criscione
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J.M.Jordan
11-07-2013 06:05pm
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Now USA is realizing the cause...
...but personally I felt clearer they'd got it when they said it was a "popular impeachment". Because impeachment is a totally legal possibility they have in America against presidents, and they have also already used it effectively.
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