Egypt rejects US meddling in internal affairs

November 19, 2010 02:12

CAIRO — Egypt said Thursday it was dismayed by Washington's call for foreign monitors to observe the country's upcoming parliamentary elections, describing it as meddling in its internal affairs.

A statement released by the Foreign Affairs Ministry said the US was acting like an "overseer" and was not respecting Egypt's sovereignty.

"It seems that the US insists on not respecting the privacy of the Egyptian society and making statements that incense Egypt's nationalism," said the statement.

Egypt has rejected calls for allowing international observers to monitor the vote saying it would be a violation of its sovereignty, instead saying local groups could do the job.

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