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Illustration on the state of the Middle East in theseven years since Obama's Cairo speech by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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People gather near the scene where a bomb exploded early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, near a national security building in the Shubra el-Kheima neighborhood of Cairo. For blocks around the blast site in the popular residential neighborhood, glass from blown-out windows could be seen on the street. (AP Photo/Brian Rohan)

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Egyptian police officers stand on the 6th October bridge opposite the Italian consulate following a blast in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 11, 2015. A large explosion struck outside the Italian Consulate in Egypt's capital Cairo early Saturday, severely damaging the building and killing one civilian, and injuring four others, officials said. An Italian diplomat said the consulate was closed at the time and no staff members were wounded in the blast. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) ** FILE **

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President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, speaks at the funeral of the top public prosecutor Hisham Barakat, killed in a terrorist attack, as he was surrounded by Barakat's family members in Cairo, Egypt. (Egyptian Presidency via AP, File)

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In this picture provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center front, Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi, center right and former acting Egyptian president Adly Mansour, second left, attend the military funeral of Hisham Barakat the top judicial official in charge of overseeing the prosecution of thousands of Islamists, including former President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (Egyptian Presidency via AP)

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Men mourn over the Egyptian Coptic Christians who were captured in Libya and killed by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group, at the Virgin Mary church in the village of el-Aour, near Minya, 220 kilometers (135 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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FILE - In this May 8, 2014 file photo, Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a defendant cage in the Police Academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. A new trial for Morsi opened Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Cairo, with prosecutors accusing him of espionage and leaking confidential information to Qatar while in office. Morsi, overthrown in July 2013 following mass protests demanding his resignation, does not recognize the court, and insists Egypt's current leadership came to power in a coup d'etat and is thus illegitimate. (AP Photo/Tarek el-Gabbas, File)

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A man enters the high court ahead of a hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) ** FILE **

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seated, and his two sons Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attend a hearing in a courtroom at the Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt, in this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar, File)

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Doctors rush an injured man into a hospital following an explosion at a subway station, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Four minor explosions struck subway stations in Cairo on Wednesday, wounding many people and causing widespread panic among morning commuters, officials said. (AP Photo/Magdy Ebrahim, El Shorouk Newspaper)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, May 5, 2014, file photo, Mohammed Fahmy, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief of Al-Jazeera, appears in a defendant's cage along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges at a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam, File)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry following his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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An Egyptian man casts his vote at a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Egyptian authorities scrambled to rescue the country's presidential election from the embarrassment of a low voter turnout, but few people trickled to the polls on Wednesday even after the balloting was extended for a third day. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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An Egyptian woman casts her ballot at a polling site in the upscale Zamalek district of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the second and final day of the presidential election with the country's former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi poised for an almost certain victory. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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An Egyptian woman inks her finger after voting at a polling site in the upscale Zamalek district of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the second and final day of the presidential election with the country's former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi poised for an almost certain victory. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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An Egyptian police officer takes a break from standing guard to pray at a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 26, 2014. Monday marked the first of a two-day presidential election almost a year after the military's ouster of the nation's first freely elected president. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)