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07/10/2013 01:17 pm ET | Updated Sep 09, 2013

White House Says It Will Take Time To Rule If Morsi Removal Was Coup

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it will take time to determine whether the Egyptian military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi constituted a coup, and called on the military to exercise restraint.

"We are evaluating how the authorities are responding to and handling the current situation," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters when asked whether the U.S. administration was any closer to making a decision about how to describe Morsi's removal. (Reporting by Laura MacInnis and Roberta Rampton; Editing by David Brunnstrom)

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