Washington Calls for Egyptian Transparency amid Military Buildup in Sinai

(Times of Israel) Stuart Winer and Ilan Ben Zion - U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said Tuesday that the U.S. fully supports Egypt's military action to battle terrorism and increase security in Sinai, but added that coordination with Israel must continue according to the peace treaty between the two countries. An Egyptian presidential spokesperson on Tuesday said the Sinai operation is essential to national security, and that Egypt received no request to remove its forces. On Wednesday, former Israeli military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin said the Egyptian efforts were needed to battle terror that threatened Israel as much as Egypt. "We need to look at this realistically," he told Army Radio. "The Egyptians going in helps Israel in a big way."

2012-08-22 00:00:00

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