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article imageJohn McCain calls for an end to U.S. aid to Egypt

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By Sami Zaatari     Jul 6, 2013 in World
U.S. Republican Senator John McCain has called on the U.S. government to end it's foreign aid supply to Egypt after the militaries removal of President Morsi.
The Senator said he "thought long and hard" about his decision to call for an end of U.S. aid to Egypt, saying the Egyptian army "overturned the vote of the people of Egypt".
He went on to say that the U.S. should not stand by and do nothing while "freely elected governments" are removed by the military.
The U.S. government for now has yet to officially say whether they will discontinue foreign aid to Egypt, with most signs indicating they won't. The Obama administration has said that it is concerned by the events in Egypt, demanding the immediate return to democratic civilian rule.
Meanwhile, the interim military-placed government in Egypt has appointed Mohamed ElBaradei as their new interim prime minister.
The placement of ElBaradei as prime minister was swiftly rejected by the Muslim Brotherhood, who have vowed to continue protesting until the reinstatement of former president, Muhammad Morsi.
The Muslim Brotherhood has called on it's supporters to demonstrate on the streets on Sunday. Protests on Friday by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood left at least 36 people dead across Egypt.
One of the regions top Muslim clerics, Youssef al-Qardawi, also released a fatwa calling on Egyptians to support former President Mohamed Morsi, and calling the militaries actions as being undemocratic and against the constitution.
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