White House: 2011 revolt still fresh for Egyptians

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 23:13

Washington: The White House says Egypt`s 2011 revolution is "still fresh" in the minds of the country`s people and that they have shown little desire to return to the regime of its former long time ruler.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest commented as a former leader, Hosni Mubarak, was released from prison on Thursday and taken to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb. Mubarak was toppled in the 2011 uprising that led to the democratic election of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi.

Morsi was removed from office last month by a military coup.

Earnest declined direct comment on Mubarak`s status. He says those decisions are being handled by the Egyptian legal system.

Earnest also says there has been no change in the Obama administration`s continuing review of US aid to Egypt.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 23:13

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