White House Statement on Developments in Egypt

White House Statement on Developments in Egypt

Statement by the Press Secretary on Recent Developments in Egypt

 Since the start of the Arab Spring, the United States has spoken out for a set of core principles that have guided our response to events, including opposition to the use of violence and repression, defense of universal rights including the freedom of peaceful assembly, and support for political and economic reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of ordinary people throughout the region.

 In Egypt over the past several days, we have seen protesters demand the realization of these principles.  We have condemned the excessive use of force against them and called for restraint on all sides.  We deeply regret the loss of life, and urge the Egyptian authorities to implement an independent investigation into the circumstances of those deaths. But the situation Egypt faces requires a more fundamental solution, devised by Egyptians, which is consistent with universal principles.

The United States strongly believes that the new Egyptian government must be empowered with real authority immediately.  We believe that Egypt’s transition to democracy must continue, with elections proceeding expeditiously, and all necessary measures taken to ensure security and prevent intimidation.  Most importantly, we believe that the full transfer of power to a civilian government must take place in a just and inclusive manner that responds to the legitimate aspirations of the Egyptian people, as soon as possible.

Egypt has overcome challenges before and will do so again.  The United States will continue to stand with the Egyptian people as they build a democracy worthy of Egypt’s great history.

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