Egypt FM says ties with US in turmoil

Egypt’s foreign minister acknowledged in comments published on Wednesday that relations with Washington were in a “delicate” phase after it suspended some military aid in response to a July 3 coup. Nabil Fahmy said US President Barack Obama’s administration overestimated the amount of leverage that its aid dollars bought over the policies of the interim government installed by the army after it overthrew elected president Mohamed Morsi. Anti-US sentiment has been on the rise in Egypt since July, with prominent politicians and journalists accusing Washington of backing Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and trying to undermine the interim government.



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