U.S. witholding tanks, cash, loan for Egypt - source

WASHINGTON Wed Oct 9, 2013 4:48pm EDT

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WASHINGTON Oct 9 (Reuters) - The United States will withhold deliveries of Abrams tanks, F-16 aircraft, Apache helicopters and Harpoon missiles from Egypt as it cuts back on aid, a congressional source said.

Washington also plans to halt a $260 million cash transfer and a planned $300 million loan guarantee to the Cairo government, the source said, after members of Congress were briefed by officials from the U.S. State Department about the administration's plans.

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