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This cease -- would appear to be a foreign policy achievement for the Obama administration -- many problems remain in this most volatile of the world's top neighborhoods.
Here's chief White House correspondent Ed Henry.
President Obama has a lot riding on the outcome in the mid east with the violence flaring up just weeks before the start of his second term.
So he was on the phone -- did today.
With two leaders he has the complicated relationship with the Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi -- Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The president getting Netanyahu to agree to the tentative cease fire with the carrot of additional US funding.
For iron dome and other missile defense programs.
-- -- -- -- I have that good either with the President Obama is that to get federal with the United States negative we will fight against these weapons off debt off.
Most of which -- so -- here on the US.
And Israel know Iran sends those rockets to Hamas -- Egypt.
Which is why the president is using more of -- stick in his conversation with more see the threat of congress cutting off US aid to Egypt.
The secretary of state Hillary Clinton today praising and pushing more -- a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
This is a critical moment for that region.
Egypt's new government is assuming that responsibility.
That has long made this country -- cornerstone have regional stability and peace it.
Really officials are -- Pressuring -- to finally stopped the spread of the deadliest rockets that are raining down there's a responsibility there to step up to the plate and stop the smuggling.
Egypt has been.
Constructive in the past has had a constructive role we hope -- continue.
To fulfill a constructive role now -- in the future last weekend Republican senator Lindsey Graham threatened to cut off the billion dollars in usaid.
-- list Morsi help stop the violence.
Today Graham joined senators John McCain and Kelly they in going further saying quote.
We urge president more -- to act swiftly to stop the smuggling of weapons to extremists in Gaza and Sinai.
Which is a threat to Egypt's own sovereignty stability and national security.
That two months after the president stopped short of calling Egypt and ally top officials here say they believe so far.
More C has shown himself to be someone they can do business with they realize here inside the White House this cease fire may not hold and they may need more -- help again.
Very soon -- Much more with the panel coming and Ed thank you.
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