Egypt Opposes U.S.' Democracy Funding

(Wall Street Journal) Yaroslav Trofimov - A U.S. plan to fund the democratic transition in Egypt has led to a confrontation with the country's new rulers, who are suspicious of American aims and what they see as political interference. Senior Egyptian officials have warned NGOs that taking U.S. funding would damage the country's security. The Egyptian government has also complained directly to the U.S. Such strong reaction has led U.S. officials to express concern that the Mubarak regime's resistance to democratic freedoms has yet to be shaken off by the new military-controlled government.

2011-06-15 00:00:00

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