September 24, 2012

Clinton and Morsi discuss embassy security

Bradley Klapper Associated Press
 

NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has met Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in the most high-level U.S.-Egypt meeting since protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

A U.S. official says they spoke Monday night at a New York hotel about the importance of ensuring the security of U.S. diplomatic offices. Morsi stressed that embassy security was Egypt’s duty.

The Cairo demonstrations came on Sept. 11 in response to an American-made video ridiculing Islam. Hours later, a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in Libya.

The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the private meeting and requested anonymity.

Clinton and Morsi also spoke about improving security in the Sinai Peninsula near Israel’s border and helping the Egyptian economy. They were in New York for the U.N. General Assembly.

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