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Kerry, Aides Checked By Security At Egyptian Presidential Palace

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July 23, 2014 AT 3:43 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry and his top aides with a metal detector as they arrived for a meeting on Tuesday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, an unusual screening for a senior State Department official. Foreign officials usually extend every courtesy to Washington’s top diplomat. Footage taken at the Egyptian presidential palace and reported by Reuters showed an official briefly raising a handheld metal-detecting wand to the lower part of Kerry’s jacket before waving him through for the meeting, which is to discuss how to stop the two-week conflict between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip.