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“Unless Egypt can create jobs for the millions of young people in this country who desire a future of dignity for themselves, the politics of Egypt will be unsettled and the forces of extremism here could grow more and more powerful,” he said.

U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson said American investors met with newly elected Egyptian lawmakers, some of whom were also businessmen. She said despite the stress in U.S. -Egypt relations, the U.S. businessmen want to be “deeply involved” in the new Egypt.

Meanwhile, airport officials said a U.S. citizen arriving to Egypt from Germany was arrested for assaulting a passport control officer after she complained over being asked to buy an entry visa.

Head of passport control at the airport Maj. Gen. Magdy el-Samman said the 31-year old American of Palestinian descent also spat at and scuffled with a policewoman “unnecessarily.”

Another airport security official, Maj. Gen Salah Ziada, said the passenger will be deported pending a prosecutor’s decision, and her name put on a travel blacklist.