US calls for Morsi's release

The US State Department has called on Egypt to release the deposed president Mohamed Morsi from detention.

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Cutting Egypt aid 'not in the best interests of the US'

Cutting aid to Egypt now is not in the best interests of the United State, the White House has said.

It comes it was announced that the US government is reviewing whether the military's action in Egypt to depose President Mohamed Morsi was a coup.

Washington currently provides financial support to Egypt, particularly its military.

In June, it was revealed that Secretary of State John Kerry had acted to give $1.3bn military aid in the "national interest", Reuters reports.

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