US snaps back at Egypt's criticism of Ferguson unrest

State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf listens to questions during a briefing July 24, 2014 in Washington, DCA US official on Tuesday snapped back at Egypt after criticism from Cairo over possible human rights violations in the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. “We here in the United States will put our record for confronting our problems transparently and honestly and openly up against any other countries in the world,” said deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. Egypt, which itself has been under international scrutiny for a deadly crackdown on protesters, is “closely following the escalation of protests in Ferguson and the reactions,” foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said Tuesday.

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