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White House condemns violent crackdown in Egypt

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 01:05

Aug. 14 - White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the United States opposes the declaration of a state of emergency in Egypt. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the United States opposes the declaration of a state of emergency in Egypt. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). STORY: The White House condemned a violent crackdown on protesters in Egypt on Wednesday and strongly opposed the declaration of a state of emergency there made by Egypt's military leaders. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, briefing reporters in Martha's Vineyard, as President Barack Obama was on an eight-day vacation, urged Egypt's military leaders to respect the basic human rights of the Egyptian people. Earnest said the violence will only make it more difficult for the parties there to return to a path of peace and democracy.

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White House condemns violent crackdown in Egypt

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 01:05