US Cancels Joint Military Exercise With Egypt

Previously suspended shipment of F-16s


President Barack Obama strongly condemned  Egypt's interim government Thursday, saying the United States was canceling a planned joint military operation in protest over violent clashes that left at least 525 dead.

He also called on Egypt's interim government, which took power after the July 3 military ouster of elected president Mohammed Morsi, to cancel the month-long state of emergency it imposed after Wednesday's bloodshed.