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A cool welcome in Cairo for U.S. envoy as Mursi supporters gather

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in a divided Cairo Monday where both sides are furious at the United States, which supports Egypt with $1.5 billion a year in mostly military aid. While Burns met with the interim leadership, both the Islamist Nour Party and the Tamarud anti-Mursi protest movement turned down invitations to meet him. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, WILLIAM BURNS, SAYING: "Only Egyptians can determine their future. I did not come with American solutions. Nor did I come to lecture anyone." Washington, never comfortable with the rise of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood, has so far refused to say whether it views Mursi's removal as a coup, which would require it to halt aid. Burns focused on opportunities. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, WILLIAM BURNS, SAYING: "Despite our concerns about the developments of the last two weeks we believe that the ongoing transition is another opportunit

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