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In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Pres. Obama covered a wide range of topics, including some strong words for Egypt. The Egyptian military helped to depose former Pres. Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood after mass protests filled the streets and led to violence that claimed hundreds of lives. Pres. Obama said of Mr. Morsy and the administration that followed him, "The interim government that replaced him responded to the desires of millions of Egyptians who believed the revolution had taken a wrong turn. But it, too, has made decisions inconsistent with inclusive democracy through an emergency law and restrictions on the press and civil society and opposition parties."
Wolf Blitzer interviews the new Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy about the ouster of Mr. Morsy and the state of democracy in Egypt.
Sen. John McCain criticizes the Obama administration's handling of Egypt, arguing that "We violated our own rule of law" and "undercut our own values" by not calling the overthrow of Pres. Mohamed Morsy's government a "coup."
Wolf Blitzer asks two top diplomats, former State Department press secretary P.J. Crowley and former Middle East negotiator Aaron David Miller, if the United States should ends its annual $1.6 billion-dollar military aid package to Egypt after the recent surge in violence.
Mohamed Tawfik, Egypt's ambassador to the United States, joins Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room and defends his government's actions against supporters of Mohamed Morsy, arguing that its efforts were not only necessary, but also supported by the majority of Egyptians.
Newsweek and Daily Beast reporter Mike Giglio recounts to Wolf Blitzer how he was beaten and detained by Egyptian security forces who took his wallet, cell phone, and laptop. At least two other journalists were killed today, including a cameraman with Sky News who had previously worked for CNN. In total, the death toll reached at least 278, including 43 Egyptian police officers.
Mohamed Tawfik, the Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., speaks about what's next for his country.
Billions of U.S. aid to Egypt is on the line depending on how Egypt handles its crisis. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports
CNN's Jill Dougherty explores why Egypt matters to the U.S. and why the U.S. isn't rushing to label the situation a coup.