July 15, 2013 / 4:10 PM / 5 years ago

U.S. calls for Egypt military to avoid political arrests

CAIRO (Reuters) - The United States has called on the Egyptian military to avoid politically motivated arrests, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said on Monday in Cairo.

Egypt's interim President Adli Mansour (R) meets with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Burns is the first senior U.S. official to visit Egypt since the army removed President Mohammed Mursi on July 3.

Reporting by Mike Collett-White; Writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Michael Roddy

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