In Letters & Interviews
Mar 20th, 2013
Pius Adesanmi Dear President Barack Obama, Greetings. On behalf of the good citizens of the District of Columbia, who, in their infinite wisdom, entrusted me with the Office of the Mayor, I am writing to draw your attention to an issue of urgent municipal importance. Although my aides here in the May...
Feb 7th, 2012
An Egyptian military delegation abruptly cancelled its meetings with U.S. lawmakers to return to Cairo on Monday after warnings from both Congress and the White House that Egypt’s crackdown on non-governmental groups could threaten its $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid. A spokesman for t...
Nov 25th, 2011
Washington – The transfer of power to a civilian government in Egypt must be “just and inclusive” and take place “as soon as possible,” the White House said on Friday. “Most importantly, we believe that the full transfer of power to a civilian government must take ...
Nov 22nd, 2011
Cairo – Egypt’s ruling military council has rejected the resignation of the country’s cabinet, a military source said in a state television. Egypt’s state television quoted a military source as saying the ruling military council had rejected the resignation, but Information Minister Osama Heikal told...
Apr 19th, 2011
The United States is “very concerned” for the well-being of four journalists who have been held in Libya for two weeks, the White House has said. In reference to the four reporters missing in Libya, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that “we are very concerned but can’t go...