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President Obama condemns Egyptian violence

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     Tensions remain high in Egypt today. 

     Funerals and burned out buildings are vivid reminders of the hundreds killed, and over 3,000 injured yesterday when Egyptian security forces used force to clear out areas occupied by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

     After yesterday's bloodshed, Egypt declared a state of emergency and imposed a dawn to dusk curfew.

     Today President Obama interrupted his vacation to weigh in on the situation. "The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt's interim government forces. We deplore violence against civilians."

     There is no indication that the U-S will withhold the more than a billion dollars in aid to Egypt but Obama canceled joint military exercises scheduled for next month and called for restraint on both sides.

 

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