U.S. Urges Egypt's Military to Yield Power

(New York Times) David D. Kirkpatrick - The White House on Friday threw its weight behind Egypt's resurgent protest movement, urging for the first time the handover of power by the interim military rulers. "The United States strongly believes that the new Egyptian government must be empowered with real authority immediately," the White House said. The statement is a significant escalation of the international pressure on the generals because the United States is among the Egyptian military's closest allies.

2011-11-28 00:00:00

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