State Department: Egyptian Military Should Release Morsi

A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Friday that the department agreed with Germany’s request for the Egyptian military to release ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Reuters reported

When asked if the U.S. agreed with the German Foreign Ministry’s call for Morsi’s release, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, “We do agree,” according to Reuters.

The White House and the State Department have not called Morsi’s ouster a “coup” since he was deposed last week.

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