Top current and former diplomats for the United States and Egypt resisted Sunday characterizations that the ousting of democratically elected former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was a military ... more 
Top current and former diplomats for the United States and Egypt resisted Sunday characterizations that the ousting of democratically elected former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was a military coup, which would violate U.S. foreign policy to provide further financial assistance to the fledgling government. Egypt's new leadership wrangled over the naming of a prime minister, as both the Muslim Brotherhood and their opponents called for new mass rallies, renewing fears of another round of street violence over the military's ousting of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Egypt's new president moved to assert his authority by naming Mohamed ElBaradei , a chief rival of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi as interim prime minister and holding crisis talks with security officials on efforts to reclaim control of the streets. less 
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