Clinton Meets Egypt’s Morsi

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at Cairo international airport on July 14, 2012.  Clinton arrives in Cairo for talks with new Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, amid a power struggle between the Islamist leader and the generals who ruled Egypt after Hosni Mubarak was ousted. AFP PHOTO/POOL/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    The Obama administration will break the ice with Egypt's newly-elected government for the first time this week. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the country Saturday on a mission to highlight U.S. "support for Egypt's democratic transition," said her deputy William J. Burns. New president Mohammed Morsi needs all the help he can get, as he attempts to secure control over a nation with several well-resourced, well-armed stakeholders: from the military to his own Muslim Brotherhood. Clinton also plans to raise the issue of womens' rights in the new Egypt. In coming months, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will also make the trip, and a potential presidential meeting may be in the works.

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