Mideast Egypt US

June 21, 2013 - 1:35 PM
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 24, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, left, upon his arrival in Cairo. Egyptian anti-government activists have expressed outrage Friday, June 21, 2013 over a statement by the U.S. ambassador in Cairo in which she criticized street protests as opposition gears up for mass rallies to demand the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. The ambassador, Anne Patterson, said in a speech earlier this week that she is "deeply skeptical" that protests will be fruitful, saying "more violence on the streets will do little more than add new names to the lists of martyrs." (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool, File)