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February 9, 2012 3:00 am

Egypt Pressing on With Prosecution of Americans

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An Egyptian armed forces general officer salutes side boys from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet/Reuters – Egypt refused to back down Wednesday in a dispute with the US over Cairo’s crackdown on nonprofit groups despite American threats to cut aid.

Despite the warnings from Washington, Egypt’s military-backed Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri struck a defiant tone Wednesday, telling reporters he was “saddened” by the pressure Egypt was facing but insisting authorities “can’t back down or won’t change course because of some aid.”

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