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        8/15/2013, Elul 9, 5773

      Ecuador Recalls its Ambassador to Egypt

      Ecuador recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations on Wednesday, after Egyptian security forces removed supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi from sit-ins in Cairo.

      In a statement, Ecuador's Foreign Ministry said the Egyptian people had chosen Morsi as their leader, adding, "Following the coup d'etat which toppled President Morsi in July of this year, Egyptian society has been wrapped up in a climate of civil protest and repression on the part of the de facto government.”