U.S continues contact with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated in 2005 that the
According to the article: “U.S. Embassy officials said they are acting in conformity with a worldwide policy of dealing with political parties that are represented in their national parliaments. Muslim Brotherhood members can only run for
“Our rare contacts with the nominally independent members of parliament have occurred only in the full light of day, with many other Egyptians present, including members from the ruling National Democratic Party,” said Francis J. Ricciardone, the U.S. ambassador to Egypt.
Asked whether the dealings were approved by Rice, who ruled out such contacts in June 2005, Ricciardone said: “Of course, we report fully to
According to an Egyptian official, even though the Muslim Brotherhood is illegal, foreign diplomats may meet with parliamentarians, regardless of their affiliation.
The Muslim Brotherhood is not on the
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