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US mulls options in run-up to Egypt’s 30 June anti-govt rallies

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2013

“During her meetings, Patterson, according to Egyptian and Western sources, has been stressing three points: Washington does not wish to see Egypt go through either a military coup or a forced interruption of the democratically-elected president’s term; that it is not too late for the elected president and the opposition to work out a compromise deal; that there is considerable room for improvement in Morsi’s management of the nation’s affairs, especially the economy; and that there is also a need for the opposition to forge a united front and vision for Egypt’s future.”

US appears to be working on orderly transition from MB rule

Al Ahram

20th June, 2013

Egypt’s defence and interior ministers have turned down a proposal by President Mohamed Morsi to prepare security forces for a possible declaration of a state of emergency should planned 30 June anti-government demonstrations turn violent, government sources told Ahram Online on Thursday.

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