These are topics that caught my eyes this bright morning in Addis.
* Saudi Arabia’s pledge to replace U.S. aid to Egypt that could be cut in the wake of the military’s bloody crackdown makes clear the American ally’s priority in the Middle East: to keep deposed President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood at bay and its own kingdom secure – even at the risk of stepping on American toes. By F. Brinley Bruton staff writer NBC news
· Egypt’s interim government deplored Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s comments accusing Israel of involvement in the overthrow of Morsi, saying that it has lost patience with Erdogan and his attitude toward Egypt.
· Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s comments accusing Israel of involvement in the overthrow of Morsi are “offensive, unsubstantiated, and wrong,” White House said Tuesday. The spokesman also denied as not accurate claims that the Obama administration had decided to cut off aid to Egypt. The president is to hold a cabinet-level meeting to review all options. The review has not concluded..
OOPS!! Guess Erdogan is not loved in Cairo and in Washington.