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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders 311 (R).
(photo credit:Amr Dalsh / Reuters)
United States would be "satisfied" should free elections in Egypt
produce a victory for the Muslim Brotherhood, AFP reported Friday
according to the US's special coordinator for transitions in the Middle
East, William Taylor.Taylor said the US would judge elected
parties in the Middle East based "on what they do, and not what they're
called," AFP quoted him as saying. He added that he did not meet with
Brotherhood officials in his latest visit to Cairo, but would have had
he been given the chance.
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