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U.S. military chief warns of consequences from Egypt army action
July 3, 2013 / 11:01 PM / in 4 years

U.S. military chief warns of consequences from Egypt army action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on Wednesday warned the Egyptian military of consequences if its overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi is viewed as a coup.

U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies at a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on "Department Leadership." on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“At the end of the day it’s their country and they will find their way, but there will consequences if it is badly handled,” he told CNN. “There’s laws that bind us on how we deal with these kinds of situations.”

Dempsey’s remarks refer to the laws that require the United States to cut off aid when a democratically elected government is deposed by military coup or decree. The United States sends $1.5 billion every year to Egypt, most of it in military aid.

Reporting by Alina Selyukh; Editing by Philip Barbara

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