Obama: US has ‘hard-earned humility’ when seeking to resolve conflicts

Turning to Egypt, Obama talks about the mistakes made by the Morsi government, and sets out a wary American approach.

Overall, “we will be engaged in the region for the long haul.”

This includes sectarian disputes, he says. “We’ve seen grinding conflicts come to an end before,” notably in Northern Ireland.

To summarize, the US has “a hard-earned humility” when it comes to seeking to impose solutions to conflicts.

But America must remain engaged internationally, for its own security. America stands up “not only for our own narrow self-interests” but for the interests of all.”

Nations that push for democracy have emerged stronger, more peaceful and more prosperous, he says.

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