US 'deeply concerned' over moves by Egypt's military

AFP, Monday 18 Jun 2012

Pentagon spokesperson expresses concern over amendments to constitutional declaration announced by the SCAF late Sunday providing military with sweeping powers

George Little
Pentagon spokesperson George Little (Photo:AP)

The Pentagon expressed serious concern Monday after the Egyptian military declared sweeping new powers just as ballots were being counted in a pivotal presidential vote.

"We're deeply concerned about new amendments to the constitution declaration, including the timing of their announcements as polls were closing for the presidential election," spokesman George Little told reporters.

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