Politics & Government

January 28, 2011 12:48 AM

U.S. urges Egypt to halt crackdown, begin reforms

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Egypt's government Friday to halt the use of violence against protesters, end "unprecedented" curbs on communication and begin implementing political and economic reforms. Clinton's remarks represented an incremental toughening of the Obama administration's stance in Egypt's unfolding political crisis, but they fell short of a complete U.S. break with President Hosni Mubarak.

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