Mideast Egypt Partners at Odds

October 10, 2013 - 5:35 PM
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 24, 2013, file photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, second left, stands with an Egyptian army official before laying a wreath at the tomb of late President Anwar al-Sadat in Cairo. Washington’s decision to withhold millions of dollars in mostly military aid to Egypt fuels anti-U.S. sentiment in the most populous Arab nation along with the perception that Washington supports Morsi, the Islamist president the military ousted in a July coup. Heightening those sentiments could boost the popularity of Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, whom the U.S. is trying to pressure to ensure a transition to democracy. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool, File)