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-- country the White House is walking a fine line with Egypt here's national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin.
Just days after the White House released this photo of the president urging Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a cease fire with Hamas brokered by the Egyptian president.
The State Department issues this statement quote.
One of the aspirations of the revolution was to ensure that power would not be overly concentrated in the hands.
Of any one person or institution.
It did not mention Egyptian president -- by name or the virtual coup he engineered two days after meeting secretary of state.
In Cairo he must feel now of all the international acclaim that he's got a free hand did so within a matter of days he just.
Begins to crush internal opposition and seized power take it.
Into his own hands and a pretty non democratic way.
The president who is Muslim Brotherhood is the head of state of Egypt.
He basically sponsored or moderate that this agreement because he's gonna get dividends from the United States.
He's gonna get money from the from that it's it's going to be very difficult to go to congress now and say hold -- -- send money to Morsi.
The US finds itself in a bind having just praised the Egyptian president essentially elevating him to the world stage.
As a power broker and peacemaker.
Egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility.
That has long made this country a cornerstone have regional stability and peace.
In an odd way more -- is following in the footsteps of Mubarak that is giving Americans what they wanted in foreign policy.
I try to smooth over hamas' role relations play in the war try to be reasonable.
As long as the Americans did leave you alone -- -- doing at home.
We didn't lecture Mubarak very much about his internal politics for probably not -- -- -- -- very much about his.
President -- bomber is really stuck now.
That is he wants to court.
But now the -- he's acting -- illegally he's almost forcing.
President Obama to have to rebuke them publicly.
And the question is whether present or Obama will do so.
At the White House the president left to play golf.
And a nineteen foot Frazier fir tree arrived at the north portico greeted by mrs.
Obama Malia Sasha and -- The next test for President Obama and secretary of state Clinton comes next week.
When Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to take the issue of Palestinian statehood.
To the UN general assembly.
The US has been unable to convince Abbas not to do so and president mercy of Egypt is unlikely to stand in his way Shannon.
Jennifer Griffin live from the White House tonight thank you.
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