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National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin with a look at America's position regarding Egypt's.
As millions of egyptians feel -- have -- square US officials are weighing their words very carefully.
President Obama spoke by telephone with Egyptian president Morsi reiterating US support for the Egyptian people.
We -- Not he had not taken sides we are not on any side the president communicated that the secretary communicated that I don't think could be any more clear.
The State Department rebutted reports US officials had urged president more -- to call early elections.
Pentagon officials have said nothing for fear it will look like they are giving a wink and a nod to a military coup in Egypt.
General Martin Dempsey the chairman of the joint chiefs spoke to his Egyptian counterpart just prior to -- its military.
Setting its 48 hour ultimatum to more -- yesterday.
Last night Egypt's military clarified what it -- quote.
The beliefs and the culture of the armed forces do not allow pursuit of a -- policy.
The military acts only with the will of the great Egyptian people and their ambitions towards change and reform.
The Pentagon has continued to help the Egyptian military since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.
Providing one point three billion dollars of mostly M one Abrams tanks and some F sixteen fighter jets each year.
The US has been providing this type of -- to Egypt since 1979.
When it became the first Arab state to sign a peace deal with Israel.
Have the military has not having support from the outside world and that there were no leverages throw mud the US.
Did to keep everything checked probably the -- would have been in a whole different situation right now some.
Egyptian opposition leaders say this is a case where US foreign military sales actually worked.
Empowering the Egyptian military to stand up to -- -- and the Muslim Brotherhood.
-- is definitely a good thing this says this military is is unified it's in one place it's has not been.
And contradicted by this slimmest and number of -- the Muslim Brotherhood and it probably very -- -- -- -- state.
But not everyone agrees the -- has worked this.
We are going to use.
They're safe to exercise leverage over for the Egyptian government now why.
How is the American -- government has been quite unable to do that -- the cost.
The billion dollars in aid to Egypt's military -- US officials leverage as it seeks to prevent martial law.
If there is a true legally the US must freeze aid to Egypt.
Egypt's generals know this and apparently so -- Morsi who says he has no plans to step down chairman.
Jennifer thank you very much.
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