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UK Foreign Secretary William Hague

The United Kingdom has suspended its military cooperation with Egypt, and canceled several weapons agreements as a punitive measure against deadly state crackdowns on Muslim Brotherhood protesters, reported the state-run Middle East News Agency on Monday.

In statements to the BBC, Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague asserted that while the UK has taken a strong stance on recent events, these measures were not permanent and would be revised as the situation progressed....

US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that the United States would cancel the joint Bright Star military training with Egypt meant to take place next month, in response to the violent dispersion of pro-Morsi sit-ins yesterday.

“While we want to sustain our relationship with Egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual,” the president said in a televised statement.

The US deplores violence against Egyptian citizens, and the Egyptian people...