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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Egypt: "No comment" on Bin Laden's death

From Al Moslim, translated by Translating Jihad:

The Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil 'Arabi said that he "had no comment" on the killing of al-Qa'ida leader Osama bin Laden at the hands of American forces in Pakistan. He sufficed himself with stressing that his country was opposed to "all forms of violence."

Al-'Arabi said to reporters right after meeting with his British counterpart William Hague in Cairo: "Concerning the announcement of the death of bin Laden, Egypt is against all forms of violence, and the Egyptian government has no comment." ...
Being an "ally" ain't what it used to be.

(h/t Silke)