June 24, 2014

Too Late to Get Right with Egypt

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The Associated Press

If there has been one thing that has been consistent about the Obama administration’s policies toward Egypt, it has been bad timing. The latest shift in the U.S. attitude toward Cairo came yesterday when Secretary of State John Kerry said after a meeting with the country’s leaders thatthe U.S. was ready to repair its relations with the military government that has ruled the country since last summer’s coup.  Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Barack Obama, Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi


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