Saturday, January 29, 2011
He made the statement as continued clashes between government forces and opposition protesters have left at least 27 people dead and hundreds injured. The protesters want Mubarak to end his 29-year reign.
Expressing his government's support for the embattled Egyptian president, Biden said; "Mubarak has been an ally of ours in a number of things. And he's been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interest in the region, the Middle East peace efforts; the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing relationship with - with Israel.”
Biden went on to say that he “would not refer to him as a dictator."
The US government provides more than $1.3 billion in military aid to Mubarak regime annually.'
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