Obama discusses 'fluid' Egyptian situation with national security team
July 7th, 2013
07:59 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama discusses 'fluid' Egyptian situation with national security team

Washington (CNN) - With developments in Egypt looming over his weekend trip to Camp David, President Barack Obama held a conference call with his national security team Saturday as the administration deals with what it calls "the very fluid situation."

The meeting came on a day of growing leadership questions in Egypt, as Mohamed ElBaredei for hours was reported to be on the brink of becoming Egypt's interim prime minister, but those reports were later denied.

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Filed under: 2013 • Egypt • John Kerry • President Obama
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  1. Rick McDaniel

    Obama is trying to figure out how to reinstate the dictator Morsi........so Obama can continue to wield influence in other people's affairs.

    July 7, 2013 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. Donkey Party

    Meet the Press is on soon. Is McCain going to be on there saying how we need to arm the opposition in Egypt?

    July 7, 2013 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  3. Pete

    I think Pres.Obama after meeting with his cabinet figured to stay out of the way and let their country run its course because maybe even after a democratic elections they're still have far to go in finding someone who is truelly for their people and we as Americans shouldn't interfere not knowing really who is the new face of Egypt...It's been relatively peaceful so far with little deaths and it's a far cry from what's going on in their region in Syria with their civil unrest because of their dictator leader who they've been unable to unseat resulting in a civil war..Let Egypt again run its course and maybe it'll show others how responsible,peaceful actions in a country can bring instead of civil unrest,wars that bring on death,destruction something no country wants or needs in these times of uncertainty!!

    July 7, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  4. ryan b

    Obama is investing too much time into the situation in Egypt. I don't see other countries doing what he is doing.

    July 7, 2013 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. Name Uche Agonsi

    Obama options under such situations normally end up in two strategic considerations......viz, supporting the Democratic forces and the Islamic Fundamentalist, which the former are always more acceptable to the West. But how about the emphasis being someone acceptable to the Egyptians from any of the side & then democratizing the person. This is possible when the leadership faces real world situation, & could only find out Americans to be his willing friends. Any imposition of unacceptable leadership could only serve to impair a worsening situation.

    July 7, 2013 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. g

    let the middle east sort out their own problems-no guns no money

    July 7, 2013 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  7. army vet

    Are there only about four senators in the senate? why do we constantly hear from the same ones on these sunday shows?

    July 7, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  8. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Stay out of it! No more Pottery Barn diplomacy!!

    July 7, 2013 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  9. NameFrank Deery

    Let Biden do it. Obama has lost credibility
    at home, term 2. He certainly cannot help Egypt.

    July 7, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |