Egypt says US shows 'understanding' in shift on Morsi

Egypt interim government says US State Department shows "understanding" by describing rule of ousted Morsi as not democratic.

Egypt says US shows 'understanding' in shift on Morsi

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's interim government praised the United States for showing "understanding" on Thursday by describing the rule of ousted President Mohamed Mursi as undemocratic.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said the U.S. comments "reflect understanding and realisation ... about the political developments that Egypt is witnessing in the recent days, as embodying the will of the millions of Egyptians who took to the streets starting on June 30 to ask for their legitimate rights and call for early elections".

In an apparent reversal of U.S. policy, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Mursi's government "wasn't a democratic rule ... What I mean is what we've been referencing about the 22 million people who have been out there voicing their views and making clear that democracy is not just about simply winning the vote at the ballot box".

Last Mod: 11 Temmuz 2013, 14:16
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