Clinton: Egypt's unrest shows need for dialogue


BRUSSELS — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Egypt’s unrest shows the urgent need for dialogue between President Mohammed Morsi’s government and opposing voices on a constitutional path going forward.

Speaking at NATO, Clinton said the U.S. wants to see a constitution emerge that protects the rights of all Egyptians — men and women, and Christian and Muslim.

But asked to specifically address any shortcoming in the Islamist-supported draft constitution, Clinton didn’t name any.

Clinton said Wednesday the dialogue needed to be two-way — not the government imposing its view. She also called for Egypt’s courts to be allowed to function.


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