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US official: Washington plans to halt military aid to Egypt
Posted By admin On October 9, 2013 @ 5:09 am In World News | Comments Disabled
October 8, 2013
WASHINGTON – A US official on Tuesday said the United States was leaning toward withholding most military aid to Egypt except to promote counterterrorism, security in the Sinai Peninsula and other such priorities.
The official said US President Barack Obama had not made a final decision on the issue, which has vexed US officials as they balance a desire to be seen promoting democracy and rights with a desire to keep up some cooperation with Egypt’s military.
The White House denied that any change had been made in its policy on aid to Egypt.
“The reports that we are halting all military assistance to Egypt are false. We will announce the future of our assistance relationship with Egypt in the coming days,” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said.
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 Reuters: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/US-Official-Washington-leaning-toward-halt-of-military-aid-to-Egypt-328208
 White House denies reports of suspended Egypt aid as ‘incorrect’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/white-house-denies-reports-of-suspended-egypt-aid-as-incorrect.html
 Egypt rights groups complain of official ‘crackdown’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-rights-groups-complain-of-official-%e2%80%98crackdown%e2%80%99.html
 Officials from Egypt’s Brotherhood at White House: http://www.prisonplanet.com/officials-from-egypts-brotherhood-at-white-house.html
 U.S. lawmakers question military aid to Egypt, citing concerns about Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-lawmakers-question-military-aid-to-egypt-citing-concerns-about-israel.html
 Egypt’s new military regime to effectively outlaw strikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt%e2%80%99s-new-military-regime-to-effectively-outlaw-strikes.html
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