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Egyptian Military Deposes Morsi; ‘Deeply Concerned’ Obama Orders Review of US Aid

by Patrick Goodenough, CNS News:

Egypt’s armed forces ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday, bringing to an end a year of Muslim Brotherhood rule that many Egyptians said did not meet the promise offered by the country’s first democratically-elected administration.

President Obama said he was “deeply concerned” by the move. He urged the military “to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically-elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsi and his supporters.”

Army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced that the chief justice of the Constitutional Court would serve as interim president until new elections are held. The controversial new national constitution was also being suspended.

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