August 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Obama: U.S. aid to Egypt no longer 'business as usual'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday that while United States aid to Egypt is unlikely to influence the military government's crackdown on protests, there is "no doubt that we can't return to business as usual."

"My sense with Egypt is that the aid itself may not reverse what the interim government does," Obama said in an exclusive interview with CNN "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo.
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McConnell sees 'tipping point' on Egypt aid
August 22nd, 2013
03:01 PM ET
11 months ago

McConnell sees 'tipping point' on Egypt aid

Louisville, Kentucky (CNN) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he sensed a "tipping point" because of the Egyptian military's behavior and predicted a vote soon to block US military aid even though a proposal to do just that was roundly defeated only weeks ago.

"I think we've all kind of reached a tipping point," the Kentucky Republican said when asked by CNN . "We've appreciated our alliance with Egypt. The Israelis have certainly thought it was important for the Camp David Accords to be adhered to.
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Poll: You don't want U.S. aid dollars in Egypt
August 19th, 2013
04:03 PM ET
11 months ago

Poll: You don't want U.S. aid dollars in Egypt

Washington (CNN) – More than half of all Americans say the U.S. should cut off military aid to Egypt, according to a new poll.

And a Pew Research Center survey conducted Thursday through Sunday, as violence surged between the country's ruling military and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy, also indicates that half the public says President Barack Obama hasn't been tough enough towards Egypt's military.
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Photos: Egypt protests
August 18th, 2013
10:58 AM ET
11 months ago

McCain: U.S. has ‘no credibility’ in Egypt

(CNN) – It’s high time for the United States to cut off its $1.3 billion in aid to Egypt as the military regime cracks down violently on protesters, Sen. John McCain argued Sunday.

The Arizona Republican added the U.S. has lost its credibility in the region after failing to follow its own law that requires suspending aid to states overtaken by a military coup–though the U.S. has not officially described the recent regime change in Egypt as a coup.
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Filed under: Egypt • John McCain • TV-State of the Union
John King analysis: Obama's losing bet in Egypt
August 15th, 2013
04:31 PM ET
11 months ago

John King analysis: Obama's losing bet in Egypt

Washington (CNN) – President Obama on Thursday sharply criticized the Egyptian military's deadly crackdown. In doing so, he also acknowledged an administration bet gone bad.

No, the administration still won't use the term "coup" to describe the forced ouster of Egypt's democratically elected government. But, in the president's words, "the United States strongly condemns" the action of an interim government it was counting on to take a measured path after seizing power.
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Source: Why Obama decided to talk about Egypt
In an official White House photo, President Obama speaks with National Security Staff members regarding the violent situation in Egypt on Thursday. He's currently vacationing on Martha's Vineyard.
August 15th, 2013
11:50 AM ET
11 months ago

Source: Why Obama decided to talk about Egypt

(CNN) – President Barack Obama spoke out against violence in Egypt Thursday, saying the United States "deplored" violence against civilians.

The speech was a call for calm on both sides.

A senior White House official told CNN's Jake Tapper that Obama was briefed on the situation in Egypt by National Security Adviser Susan Rice Wednesday.

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Polls: You don't want the U.S. involved in Egypt
August 15th, 2013
11:33 AM ET
11 months ago

Polls: You don't want the U.S. involved in Egypt

Washington (CNN) - The United States should stay out of Egypt.

That seemed to be the sentiment from Americans regarding the upheaval in the Middle East nation after Egypt's military deposed President Mohamed Morsy, according to polling conducted last month, prior to the outburst of violence this week.
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Filed under: Egypt • Foreign Policy • Polls
Obama says U.S. 'deplores' Egyptian violence
August 15th, 2013
09:16 AM ET
11 months ago

Obama says U.S. 'deplores' Egyptian violence

(CNN) – President Obama said Thursday the United States "deplores" the violence against civilians in the recent Egyptian military crackdown against protests in Cairo.

He said the United States believes the Egyptian government's "state of emergency should be lifted" and a process of reconciliation must begin.

He also announced the cancellation of Bright Star - next month's joint U.S.-Egyptian military exercise.


Filed under: Egypt • President Obama
August 14th, 2013
11:33 AM ET
11 months ago

White House reacts to Egypt violence

(CNN) - The violence seen in Egypt Wednesday is a step in the wrong direction, White House deputy spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.

The administration has been in touch with representatives of the government, he said. The White House is reviewing its assistance to Egypt and has urged Egypt's interim leaders to respect the basic human rights of the Egyptian people, he said.


Filed under: Egypt • Uncategorized
August 6th, 2013
12:00 PM ET
12 months ago

McCain calls ouster of Egyptian president a 'coup'

Cairo (CNN) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says this summer's ouster of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy was a coup, a description that goes against the statements so far from the Obama administration.

The White House has avoided using that term for the Egyptian military's ouster of Morsy.

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