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US Criticized by All Sides in Egypti
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July 10, 2013 7:03 PM
Egypt is in the top five countries that receive aid from the United States, getting an average of 2 billion dollars a year since Cairo signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. Most of that aid goes to Egypt's military. But both sides in Egypt - those who support the military's ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi and those against the army's action - are criticizing the U.S. government and President Barack Obama for what they say is a lack of support in their fight for democracy. Sharon Behn has more from Cairo.

US Criticized by All Sides in Egypt

Published July 10, 2013

Egypt is in the top five countries that receive aid from the United States, getting an average of 2 billion dollars a year since Cairo signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. Most of that aid goes to Egypt's military. But both sides in Egypt - those who support the military's ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi and those against the army's action - are criticizing the U.S. government and President Barack Obama for what they say is a lack of support in their fight for democracy. Sharon Behn has more from Cairo.


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