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Egypt army intervened to save democracy: Kerry

Egyptian army's move answered demand of millions and restored democracy, US Secretary of State John Kerry says

AFP, Thursday 1 Aug 2013
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US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the Egyptian army, which deposed president Mohamed Morsi, had intervened at the request of millions to protect democracy and had restored it.

Kerry made the remarks in an interview in Pakistan where he earlier congratulated the new government on an historic transition of democratic power in a country long dominated by the military.

He was asked by Geo television why the United States had not taken a clear position on military intervention against Morsi's democratically elected government.

"The military was asked to intervene by millions and millions of people, all of whom were afraid of a descendance into chaos, into violence," Kerry told Geo.

"And the military did not take over, to the best of our judgement - so far. To run the country, there's a civilian government. In effect, they were restoring democracy," he added.

The interviewer questioned him over allegations that Egyptian troops have shot dead people in the streets.

"Oh, no. That's not restoring democracy, and we're very, very concerned... I've been in touch with all of the players there. And we have made it clear that that is absolutely unacceptable, it cannot happen," Kerry said.

He said the United States was working with the European Union and other countries to see if the troubles in Egypt could be resolved peacefully.

"But the story of Egypt is not finished yet, so we have to see how it unfolds in the next days," he said.

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abdulrahman
02-08-2013 02:35am
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Comedy Within A Tragedy
John Kerry is really a comical character by saying the Military coup was to save democracy. He should have frankly admit it was very much for US interest for Israel. The Military Generals bred in Egypt but fed by US undoubtedly owe their loyalty to US and the coup was a complicity by both. Whatever, it was a sort of foreign policy stupidity and in the long term US will lose Egypt as a friend if it doesn't course fast. The fraudsters in the leadership of Egypt now cannot last. US and EU must recognize reality on the ground and not believe the false information from Egyptian media, military and government sources. John Kerry!! Be serious and and honest.
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