Carney reaffirms US support for reform in Egypt

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Tuesday said that the US would continue to press Cairo on political and judicial reforms.

Carney reaffirms US support for reform in Egypt

World Bulletin / News Desk

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Tuesday said that the US would continue to press Cairo on political and judicial reforms.

“We've made clear that the United States believes that there has to be an end to politicized arrests and detentions. We'll continue to make that call, and we continue to look to the government of Egypt to ensure that Egyptians are afforded due process with fair and transparent trials and that civilians are tried in civilian court,” said Carney.

Carney’s comments follow the adjournment of deposed Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi's trial Monday until January 8.

He added, “Now, the interim government that replaced Morsi had the support of millions of Egyptians, as we all know, who believed the revolution had taken a wrong turn. But the interim government also has made decisions inconsistent with inclusive democracy, and we've pointed those out.”

Carney remarked that Egypt continues to be an "ongoing priority" for US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Advisor Susan Rice. 


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