Saturday, January 29, 2011

Washington is threatening to review its aid to Cairo

While Egypt is experiencing unprecedented insurrection, several voices in the world to condemn violence and call for restraint. The U.S. has threatened to reconsider their support in light of current events.
Shortly after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a tougher stance against the Egyptian government, the president Barack Obama has met officials of the National Security Council in the Oval Office for 40 minutes to discuss the crisis affecting the most important ally Strategic U.S. in the region after Israel. U.S. aid in question
The White House said Friday that the United States could review their aid to Egypt. In 2010, U.S. military aid to Egypt reached 1.3 billion and economic aid, 250 million.
Earlier, the White House and State Department had responded to the uprising on Twitter, saying the Egyptian authorities must respect the rights of its citizens.
Hillary Clinton delivered the same message verbally, stating that, as a partner in Egypt, the United States insist that security forces exercise restraint. It urged the government to allow peaceful demonstrations and to reverse its decision to cut off communications.
"We urge the Egyptian government to do everything in its power to hold its security forces," said the chief U.S. diplomat. "At the same time, protesters should also refrain from resorting to violence and express themselves peacefully," she added.
"The government must respect the rights of Egyptians and restart social networks and the Internet," also said the spokesman of President Barack Obama, Robert Gibbs.
"Reform is vital to the welfare of Egypt in the long term, for his part, commented a spokesperson for the State Department, Philip Crowley. "The Egyptian government must consider its people as a partner, not as a threat."
European voices for appeasement
For France, which also called for calm, it is for authorities to find suitable ways of meeting the needs of Egyptians. "Only dialogue between all parties is likely to allow a significant and positive developments of the situation to take into account the aspirations for more freedom and democracy that are expressed," said the Foreign Minister, Michele Alliot-Marie.
Germany also urged President Mubarak to allow "peaceful demonstrations" while the United Kingdom believed that the protesters had "legitimate reasons for discontent."
The European Union has asked for her hand in Cairo to release "immediately and unconditionally" all opponents who were arrested while protesting against the government. Echoing the stance of many countries she oversees, the chief diplomat Ashton has called for restraint and said that the Egyptian government should "urgently find a constructive and peaceful legitimate aspirations of the citizens . "
After several days of strong popular opposition that left eight dead, the popular movement, far from dying out, is growing. Hundreds of thousands of people again took to the streets of the country on Friday to demand the departure of President Hosni Mubarak, who has used the army imposed a curfew across the country.

No comments:

Post a Comment