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Washington - Pentagon Says It Won't Speculate On Egypt's Next 48 Hours

Published on: July 1, 2013 01:09 PM
By: Reuters
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Egyptians supporting President Morsi wave their national flag and shout slogans during a protest near the Rabaa Adawiya mosque in Cairo, Egypt, 01 July 2013. The army gave Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the opposition a 48-hour ultimatum to reach consensus and meet the people's demands or it would announce measures to end the stalemate.  EPA/MOHAMMED SABERWashington - The U.S. Defense Department on Monday declined to speculate on what might happen in Egypt during the next 48 hours, saying it was still reviewing the statement by the Egyptian army giving the nation’s feuding politicians a deadline to agree on an inclusive roadmap for the country’s future.

“We’re in the process of reviewing that statement. We’re not entirely sure what’s going to happen one way or the other in the next 48 hours, so I wouldn’t engage in any kind of speculation,” Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.

“But I would say that we are supportive - as the (U.S.) president has said - of the democratic transition in Egypt and this process requires compromise on everyone’s part. And we hope that all Egyptians find a way to work peacefully to address the issues that the country’s facing.”



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 Jul 01, 2013 at 03:38 PM lipa21 Says:

how about the money Obama sent them - where is it?

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 Jul 01, 2013 at 10:37 PM hashomer Says:

A number of Morsi's ministers have already resigned. If the army takes over it will destroy its old enemy the Muslim brotherhood. We can hope...

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