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With new officials and Islamist crackdown, Egyptians press on
Last week, Mr. Barakat issued arrest warrants for Mr. Badei and nine other Islamist leaders, charging them with inciting violence following Mr. Morsi’s ouster.
On Sunday, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns commenced a three-day visit to Cairo, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Egypt since Mr. Morsi was deposed. He will meet with interim officials as well as civil society and business leaders.
“In all these meetings, he will underscore U.S. support for the Egyptian people, an end to all violence, and a transition leading to an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government,” the State Department said.
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About the Author
Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.
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