Hagel – Egypt Is a Sovereign State

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel asserted that Egypt is a sovereign state and that Washington cannot possibly make any dictations to Cairo or influence matters there.

In an interview with PBS, Hagel said that it’s the Egyptian people who should decide. He reiterated that Washington exerts utmost efforts to cement values and rule of law not only in Egypt but in all other countries.

Hagel pointed out to the US cooperation with partners in the world.

As for terror in the Middle East, the US Defense Secretary said that terrorism spreads in coincidence with unrest in most of the regional countries.

Source : Egypt State Information Service