Unrest in Egypt on Thursday's Access Utah

Jul 17, 2013

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According to a BBC report from July 16, “a new interim Egyptian government has been sworn in, with army chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the ousting of Mohammed Morsi, becoming deputy PM as well as defence minister. ... The swearing in followed another night of violence between security forces and Morsi supporters that left seven dead. A spokesman for Mr Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood called the interim government ‘illegitimate’. Mr Morsi was ousted on 3 July in what many have said was a military coup.The army said it was fulfilling the demands of the people after mass anti-Morsi protests.”

Logan resident Tim Sullivan retired as Provost of the American University in Cairo in 2008 and has since returned several times, most recently in November 2012 to chair a panel on the Prospects for Democracy in Egypt. We’ll talk about the Arab Spring, the current situation in Egypt and look to the future in the Middle East.  Comment here, on our Utah Public Radio Facebook page, or by email. Call 1-800-826-1495 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.