White House says reports of halt to all Egypt military aid are false

WASHINGTON Tue Oct 8, 2013 9:02pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that reports are false that the United States would halt all military assistance to Egypt - aid that has been under review since the country's military ousted the government in July.

"The reports that we are halting all military assistance to Egypt are false," said Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council.

"We will announce the future of our assistance relationship with Egypt in the coming days, but as the president made clear at (the U.N. General Assembly), that assistance relationship will continue," Hayden said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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Comments (2)
Skid wrote:
So, there is money for foreign aid, but not for national parks?

Oct 08, 2013 9:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
oxen wrote:
So USA wants to keep supporting the tyrants! US is not too late to redeemed herself, the suspension should have been earlier and more stern action taken before thousands were killed. This move is long overdue, the Al-Sisi Junta must go to reverse the failing state of Egypt under the tyranny of Al-Sisi and his cronies.

Oct 08, 2013 9:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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