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July 9, 2012 4:10 pm

White House: Obama to Meet Morsi at UN General Assembly

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The new President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Photo: wiki commons.

The Hill – White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday downplayed reports that President Obama has invited Egypt’s new leader to meet with him, highlighting the political sensitivities surrounding the administration’s outreach to the Islamist leader.

In one of the more awkward moments of his daily briefing with reporters, Carney portrayed Obama’s expected meeting with Mohammed Morsi, during the United Nations General Assembly, as nothing special.

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