Obama Cancels US-Egyptian Military Exercise

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egyPresident Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets. He directed his national security team to see what additional steps the U.S. might take going forward.

It was Obama’s first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Egypt, where spiraling violence has left more than 500 people dead in clashes between the military-backed interim government and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.The violence prompted the Egyptian government to declare a nationwide state of emergency and a nighttime curfew.

Obam spoke from Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, where he is on vacation.

The Bright Star military exercise has been a centerpiece of the two countries’ military relations for decades.

 

(AP)




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  1. Obama is a fool. He didnt learn from jimmy carter who pressured the shah in the name of human rights to ease off on his radical Muslim foes and the pro west shah was ousted and the radical Muslims took power until this day