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U.S. urges Egypt to implement rights under new constitution

Nabil Salib, head of the Supreme Election Committee, speaks during a news conference announcing a new constitution in Cairo January 18, 2014. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany

WASHINGTON: The United States Saturday called on Egypt to fully implement the rights guaranteed under its newly approved constitution.

"As Egypt's transition proceeds, the United States urges the interim Egyptian government to fully implement those rights and freedoms that are guaranteed in the new constitution for the benefit of the Egyptian people, and to take steps towards reconciliation," US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.

 

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