Egypt summons U.S. ambassador over Muslim Brotherhood

June 9th, 2015  
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Topic: Egypt summons U.S. ambassador over Muslim Brotherhood

By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Egypt summoned the U.S. ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said U.S. officials did not intend to meet the group although they had met some Brotherhood figures that came to Washington in January. The tensions reflect a clash between U.S. diplomats' desire to deal with the whole political spectrum in Egypt and a fear of alienating Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who, as army chief, toppled a Muslim Brotherhood-led government in 2013.


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