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Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:21 AM Sep 2012

Obama: Egypt is not US ally, nor an enemy

President Barack Obama has said the United States does not currently consider Egypt to be an ally.

He was speaking with reference to violent clashes at the US embassy in Cairo, over a US-made anti-Islamic film which has sparked anger among Muslims.
"I don't think we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. They are a new government that is trying to find its way," Mr Obama said in a television interview with Spanish-language network Telemundo.

He said that so far Egypt's government has "said the right thing and taken the right steps" but it has also responded to other events in ways that "may not be aligned with our interests".


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Obama: Egypt is not US ally, nor an enemy (Original Post) dkf Sep 2012 OP
Then stop giving them money. emilyg Sep 2012 #1
Probably not a good idea at this time. hifiguy Sep 2012 #2


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2. Probably not a good idea at this time.
Thu Sep 13, 2012, 11:47 AM
Sep 2012

Egypt's government and economy are pretty unstable. Why throw them into chaos right now? Not to say that down the road the situation might justify a reduction.

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