Obama administration 'deeply concerned' with espionage charges against Egypt's Morsi

“Clearly, this process should respect the personal security of him and take into account the volatile political situation in Egypt, and that's where our focus is.”


The allegations come as the Obama administration is struggling to decide what to do about the $1.5 billion in mostly military aid the United States provides to Egypt every year. The State Department announced Friday that it would not call Morsi's removal a coup, which would trigger an automatic end to the aid, but has decided to withhold four F-16s that Egypt was expecting until the situation in the Arab world's most populous country stabilizes.

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