"The recent cut in the U.S. military aid to Egypt was a clear message to Cairo: You choose us or North Korea, you cannot have military relations with both of us," he said. "Cairo got the message and it cut ties with North Korea."
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People in the Arab world are watching developments in Egypt with much excitement because for the first time in their modern history, they can bring about real change, Mr. Elmenshawy said.
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