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Obama's Audio Only Statement on Crisis in Egypt

10:42 AM, Aug 15, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama delivered a short audio-only statement on Egypt this morning, from his rented-vacation home on Martha's Vineyard:

In the statement, President Obama cancelled a planned joint U.S.-Egypt military exercise and called for "Egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. We call on those who protest to do so peacefully."

Obama did not say that U.S. aid to Egypt would change.

The president answered no questions.

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