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June 27, 2012 10:56 am

U.S. Pleased With Morsi, Expects Egypt to Keep Commitments

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President Barack Obama with U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a NATO summit. Photo: Pete Souza.

Business Week/AP – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Obama administration is pleased so far with commitments made by Egypt’s Islamist president-elect, Mohammed Morsi, but will reserve judgment on his government until it is up and running.

Speaking to reporters in Finland on Wednesday, Clinton said the U.S. was pleased that the new leader has pledged to respect Egypt’s international obligations, which Washington believes covers its 1979 peace treaty with Israel. She also said the Egyptian military, which is supposed to turn over power to the president on Saturday, deserved praise for “facilitating” a free, fair and credible election.

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