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Egypt–United States relations refers to the current and historical relationship between Egypt and the United States. The U.S. had minimal dealings with Egypt when it was controlled by the Ottoman Empire and Britain. President Gamal Abdel-Nasser antagonized the U.S. by his pro-Soviet policies and anti-Israeli rhetoric, but the U.S. helped keep him in power by forcing Britain and France to immediately end their invasion in 1956. American policy has been to provide strong support to presidents who supported solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially presidents Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak. Support for Mubarak ended during the "Arab Spring" of 2011, shortly prior to his overthrow. (via Freebase)