Hilary Clinton on the Egyptian protests (25th Jan)

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, when asked for a comment on the protests in Egypt, said

With respect to Egypt, which … has been experiencing demonstrations.  We know that they’ve occurred not only in Cairo but around the country, and we’re monitoring that very closely.  We support the fundamental right of expression and assembly for all people, and we urge that all parties exercise restraint and refrain from violence.  But our assessment is that the Egyptian Government is stable and is looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people.

It will interesting to watch how this sentiment changes according to the situation on the ground.

Let’s hope Friday prayers (on 28th January) finally end with something more meaningful than a nauseatingly boring sermon.

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