Obama's policy on Egypt under fire

U.S. President Barack Obama's Egypt policy is receiving criticism from across the political spectrum.

Obama's policy on Egypt under fire

World Bulletin / News Desk

U.S. President Barack Obama's Egypt policy is receiving criticism from across the political spectrum. He is especially being blamed for not taking concrete steps to stop the killings of pro-democracy protestors in Egypt and it is said that he is losing prestige as a result of failure there.

Expectation from Obama is to cancel controversial $ 1.3 billion funding that is sent to Egyptian government, as a contribution to solving the crisis.

Some specialists spoke with Anadolu Agency about Obama's Egypt policy.

According to Ebrahim Moosa, professor of Religion and Islamic Studies from Duke University in NC, U.S. could suspend the military and other aids to Egypt in the coming days.

Answering questions of AA, Moosa stated that Obama was in trouble with its moderate policy and added that Egyptian army's stance didn't leave so many choices to Obama administration.

Joe Stork, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division, asked Obama administration to press on Egypt's interim government to investigate the recent killings in the country.

Stork stated that US could have asked Egypt to invite UN specialists to country about the arrests and the killings.

American industrial designer Karim Rashid also spoke with AA about Obama's stance over Egypt.

He said, "Intervening in other countries' internal affairs is not Obama's duty. U.S., itself, needs a big help. It has high rate of unemployment and poverty."

Egyptian-origin designer also stressed that trusting only US to resolve the crisis was not a right choice.

Meanwhile, demonstrations are being planned to be held on Friday in New York to protest the killings in Egypt and to call on Obama administration to cut aid to Egypt's interim government.

The protest is scheduled to start near Turkevi, which serves as Turkish Cultural Center, and to end at Times Square.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ağustos 2013, 15:52
YORUM EKLE