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Vice President Mike Pence gets an earful in Cairo on his first official Middle East tour

Vice President Mike Pence gets an earful in Cairo on his first official Middle East tour

Vice President Pence met with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Sisi on Saturday in a 2 1/2-hour session that focused, in part, on Egypt’s anger over President Trump’s abrupt decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“We heard Al Sisi out,” Pence, who is making his first official trip to the Middle East, told reporters after the meeting. He described the Egyptian leader’s complaints as “a disagreement between friends.”

Last month, Egypt urged the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution rejecting Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, which upended hopes for a negotiated peace deal with Palestinians. The U.S. vetoed the resolution, but the General...

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