Monday, June 23, 2014

US Supported Military Coup In Egypt Last Year: Azikiwe
Abayomi Azikiwe is a news analyst for various satellite television
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:33PM GMT

Resumption of US military aid to Egypt after former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sworn in as president shows Washington supported last year’s military coup, a political analyst says.

“This proves that the United States supported the military coup against the government of Mohamed Morsi last year,” editor of Pan-African News Wire Abayomi Azikiwe told Press TV from Detroit.

The US State Department said that $575 million -- a tranche of some $1.5 billion annual aid Egypt receives from the US -- has been released over the past 10 days.

The funds have been frozen since October amid US demands that Cairo introduce “democratic reforms” in the Arab country.

On Sunday, US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to hold talks with Sisi, under whose leadership the Egyptian army toppled President Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected leader.

“The international community, the African Union, and all people throughout the world should be very concerned by developments in Egypt,” Azikiwe said on Sunday.

“This cannot sustain stability in Egypt or throughout the entire region of North Africa and the Middle East,” he said. “Egypt plays a very important strategic role overall geopolitical framework of US foreign policy in North Africa and in the Middle East.”

Washington has also said it will provide 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt.

“These helicopters are going to be used against the Egyptian people. They will not be marched against any power inside Egypt,” the analyst said. 

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