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Egypt: global outcry steps up pressure on US to suspend aid to military

Posted By admin On August 15, 2013 @ 5:30 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Ian Black and Dan Roberts 
London Guardian [1]
August 15, 2013

The United States has led a chorus of international concern aboutEgypt’s crackdown on demonstrators, publicly condemning the violence that resulted in the worst loss of life on a single day since the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi last month.

The White House said “the world is watching” after a day on which at least 278 people were killed. But there was still no sign that the US was prepared to characterise Morsi’s removal by the army as a coup – which would trigger an automatic congressional ban on $1.3bn in annual aid to the powerful Egyptian military.

“The violence will only make it more difficult to move Egypt forward on a path to lasting stability and democracy and runs directly counter to the pledges by the interim government to pursue reconciliation,” said spokesman Josh Earnest.

Lasting stability appeared further away than ever on Wednesday evening after the military declared a month-long state of emergency and the liberal Mohamed ElBaradei resigned as vice-president in the military-backed interim government.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/14/egypt-protests-aid-military

[2] Egypt military giving signs of not wanting to relinquish power: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-military-giving-signs-of-not-wanting-to-relinquish-power.html

[3] Sen. Patrick Leahy: U.S. law requires pulling foreign aid to Egypt because of military coup: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sen-patrick-leahy-u-s-law-requires-pulling-foreign-aid-to-egypt-because-of-military-coup.html

[4] Egypt: Interim president sworn in; Morsi held by army: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-interim-president-sworn-in-morsi-held-by-army.html

[5] US Egypt Policies Don’t Pass the Laugh Test: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-egypt-policies-dont-pass-the-laugh-test.html

[6] Egypt’s military moves to take control of parts of Cairo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypts-military-moves-to-take-control-of-parts-of-cairo.html

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