Obama orders review of U.S. aid to Egypt, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:23pm EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on his management agenda in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on his management agenda in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, July 8, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has ordered a review of U.S. assistance to Egypt's government, the Pentagon said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Given the events of last week, the President has directed relevant departments and agencies to review our assistance to the government of Egypt," the Pentagon statement said, without explicitly referring to last week's military-backed overthrow of Egypt's president.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Eric Beech)

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oxen wrote:
That is probably too little and too late. Mr Obama needs to demand that the Coup leaders should be put on sanctions and US needs to they stand need to stand down and hand power back to leadership that was democratically elected leaders as democratic means are sought to solve the problem. Does US remove leaders through coups when the opposite parties do not agree in congress? If not, why is the US aiding and abating backward foolish actions of grabbing power by force of arms and mobs when the opposing parties fail to agree in their parliament? Mr McCain is absolutely right-US must suspend all military Aid and any non humanitarian assistance to Egypt.

Jul 10, 2013 11:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CSParty wrote:
Hey Reuters, a “Military Backed Overthrow” is a “MILITARY COUP. Are you surrendering to the white house that they not use the word COUP? BY US LAW, the money train has to stop. It’s really that simple.

Jul 11, 2013 10:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZreb wrote:
Oh, goody – a review, more than likely by a committee.

“What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary” – Mark Twain.

Jul 11, 2013 10:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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