Obama: Egypt is no longer an ally – but not an enemy

Shortly after Egyptian Islamist protesters tore down the US flag at the US embassy in Cairo, President Obama told the Spanish-language Telemundo network Thursday that the US would no longer consider the Egyptian government an ally, “but we don’t consider them an enemy.” He said the new Muslim Brotherhood leadership was still “trying to find its way.”

 “They were democratically elected. I think we are going to have to see how they respond to this incident, to see how they respond to maintaining the peace treaty with Israel,” he said.

 

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