By Khaled Desouki, AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Hillary Clinton talk at the presidential palace in Cairo on Saturday.By Khaled Desouki, AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Hillary Clinton talk at the presidential palace in Cairo on Saturday.
CAIRO (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham has arrived in Cairo for her first meeting with Egypt's Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, as the U.S. tries to help resolve a political crisis affecting the once-ironclad American ally.
Clinton also plans talks with Egypt's military chief and the foreign minister.
Morsi is in the middle of a showdown with the generals who ruled Egypt for 16 months after President Hosni Mubarak's ouster and who handed power over to him on June 30. The generals retained far-reaching powers and stripped Morsi of many of his before they stepped down.
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament after ruling that a third of its members were elected illegally. Morsi has issued a decree to bring lawmakers back into session.
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