In an interview with the Spanish-language network Telemundo Wednesday night, President Obama said Egypt's relationship with the U.S. is complicated: ""I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy."

In fact, Egypt was declared a “Major Non-NATO ally" in 1989. So White House staff is doing a little clarifying today.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told Foreign Policy magazine Thursday that Obama was not signaling any kind of policy change.