Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Obama has warned the Egyptian military that it risks losing U.S. aid if it carries out a military coup amid the political crisis.

Via avordvet


Cutting off aid to the whole world is fine with me, but we need to keep our noses out of other people's business for a change.

The United States urged Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsy to call early elections with anti-government demonstrations intensifying and the Egyptian military pressuring him to resolve the situation, senior administration officials told CNN privately.

"We are saying to him, 'Figure out a way to go for new elections,'" one senior official said on Tuesday. "That may be the only way that this confrontation can be resolved."

The source asked not to be identified due to the diplomatic sensitivity of the matter.

But publicly, the administration pushed back at the characterization that urged early elections.

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki went so far as to say reports saying so were inaccurate.
“It's not up to the U.S. to make that decision or to make that call,” Psaki said.

More @ CNN


  1. indyjonesouthereJuly 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    And watch China or Russia step in with food aid...mid east foreign policy is a disaster under Obama.

    1. mid east foreign policy is a disaster under Obama.

      As is most anything he touches.