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July 9th, 2013
05:20 PM ET

Egypt's military moves to allay fears of instability

Cairo (CNN) - Less than a week after overthrowing the nation's first democratically elected president, Egyptian Armed Forces sought Tuesday to portray itself as a stabilizing force fully capable of handling the anger and unrest that have divided the nation.

"Destruction of public property or the stability of the state will not be tolerated," the military said in a statement broadcast on state television. "A constitutional declaration has been issued and the road to transition is clear, so people should feel secure."

The announcement came a day after 51 people were killed in clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military over the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsy and as the fledgling new government announced it had filled key roles.

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July 3rd, 2013
06:06 PM ET

Egypt demonstrators also protesting against Obama

Egypt's military deposed President Mohamed Morsy, the country's first democratically elected president, Wednesday night. The head of the country's highest court has been installed as an interim leader, the country's top general announced.

Demonstrators in Cairo were protesting not only against Morsy, but also against President Barack Obama, saying he allied with terrorists with the Muslim Brotherhood, and a fascist regime.

It is no secret that U.S. foreign policy is unpopular, not only in Egypt, but throughout the Arab world. Egyptians love Americans, but they do not love U.S. foreign policy.
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