State Department: U.S. Will Not Take Sides in Egypt

State Department: U.S. Will Not Take Sides in Egypt

On July 3, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said the U.S. has not taken sides in Egypt and will not take sides in the future.

According to The Hill, Psaki described current events in Egypt as “extremely tense and fast-moving,” but would not get into specifics.

She also rejected comparisons between the current ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. She added, “Obviously, we’re very concerned about the situation on the ground, and we were concerned, of course, naturally, two years ago, but we’re taking this day to day.”

Psaki also said the State Department  did not think Morsi said enough in his July 2 speech to answer the concerns of the Egyptian people: “We felt there was an absence of significant, specific steps laid out in President Morsi’s speech.” 

As Breitbart News reported, that was the speech in which Morsi stood against the Egyptian Army’s 48 hour ultimatum and said he would “pay his life” to defend the Islamist constitution.

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