The recent military coup in egypt has prompted a renewed debate about american aid to the country. Egypts military reclaimed its role as the countrys dominant political force as it installed a new president and pressed for the arrests of islamist leaders it had forced from power, deepening. Egypt has long been a top recipient of us foreign military financing, and the trump state departments budget request for fiscal year 2018. Egypt has lashed out at washingtons decision to withhold military aid over human rights concerns, a move that threatens to overshadow a tour of the middle east by jared kushner, the white house. Questions about the united states aid to egypt have intensified in the wake of last months military coup. The us is suspending a large part of its financial and military aid to egypt over a bloody crackdown on supporters of expresident mohammed morsi. Barack obama has restored us military aid to egypt that he suspended after the 20 overthrow of egypts first elected president, citing.
Administrations have justified aid to egypt as an investment in regional stability, built primarily on longrunning cooperation with the egyptian military and on sustaining the 1979 egyptianisraeli peace treaty. The pattern over the last five years has been consistent. Egypt angered by us aid cut over human rights concerns. The anticipated move will hold up weapons delivery, but not counterterrorism aid, in the wake of a deadly military crackdown on the muslim brotherhood. Senate panel slashes military aid to egypt world report. Since our military aid is largely used to buy americanmade defense products, we can expect the militaryindustrial complex to resist. Obama expected to reduce military aid to egypt the new. Us withholds military aid to egypt news al jazeera. Us release of military aid to egypt sends signal human rights. Us releases aid to egypt withheld because of rights record. Annual appropriations legislation includes several conditions governing the release of these funds. Last august, amid concerns over egyptian cooperation with north korea and sisis crackdown. The united states has decided to resume delivery of apache helicopters to egypt, the pentagon announced late tuesday, backtracking on a decision officials made last.
The us is restoring military aid to egypt that its. The us is suspending a large part of its financial and military aid to egypt over a bloody crackdown on supporters of expresident mohammed. Us trims aid to egypt as part of diplomatic recalibration. Egypt criticises us decision to withhold military aid. While obama said that the us had national security interests in the region and sustained commitment to egypt, he stressed that it could not be business as usual after the crackdown on protesters. Violence will only feed the cycle of polarization, the us leader said, adding that washington opposes the pursuit of martial law in egypt and calling to lift the state of. While the state department did not provide the total amount of the aid being cut, it amounts to hundreds of millions in mostly military aid. President trump has had a friendly relationship with egypts leader but this week the administration surprisingly cut some military aid over egypts worsening human rights record.
Washington will suspend part of its military aid to egypt following the crackdown on supporters of ousted president mohammed morsi, us media report. But the decision to withhold funds sent an important signal of us. Egypt criticises cut in us military aid as jared kushner. Egypt condemns us as ignorant over claim that military aid. To signal its displeasure at the egyptian militarys bloody crackdown on the muslim brotherhood, officials said, the united states would withhold. Hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid, including jets, tanks. Top us senator to withhold egypt military aid over sham. The statement made by the longestserving us senator is another complication in washingtons relationship with cairo. Us withholds egypt military aid over crackdown bbc news. The us secretary of state rex tillerson signed papers related to the funding and informed egypts minister of foreign affairs sameh shoukry of the decision in a phone call, according to government officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to the washington post a state of department official said that the decision was a message that the us is not happy with the lack. The united states will resume suspended military aid to egypt, the white house said tuesday, signaling the obama administrations eagerness to help a key middle eastern ally confront militant. The us is restoring military aid to egypt that its withheld since 20. It was believed that it would promote liberal capitalist models of development in other countries and that it would enhance national security the united states is the largest contributor of military aid to foreign countries in the world, providing some form of. Egypt criticises us for withholding military aid kichuu.
The white house and the state department have unsuccessfully pressed the case with egypts military council but no us government department has. Us to suspend egypt military aid over crackdown bbc news. Obama administration ends long hold on military aid to egypt. Military aid to egypt under threat the sydney morning herald. Us ships f16s to egypt as junta intensifies crackdown. Obama scraps egypt military drill after crackdown, keeps. Five years later, the trump administration has backed down in its own military aid standoff with egypt. Egypt slams us decision to withhold aid anadolu agency. Washington will suspend part of its military aid to egypt following the crackdown on supporters of ousted president mohammed morsi, us. Since the ouster last year of democraticallyelected president mohammed morsi by the egyptian military and allies, the obama administration has walked a fine line between touting the democratic process while still ultimately maintaining strong allegiances with egypt.
The united states government first recognized the usefulness of foreign aid as a tool of diplomacy in world war ii. The united states has provided significant military and economic assistance to egypt since the late 1970s. Obama restores us military aid to egypt over islamic state. Us to participate in biennial military exercise with egypt. In a strongly worded statement, the spokesperson of egypts foreign ministry stated that the comments of us state department spokesperson marie harf showed total ignorance and failure to know of current. The human rights situation in egypt is getting worse. John mccain, an arizona republican, and carl levin, a michigan democrat, have both called for cutting off aid, while the white house has said its in no hurry to end the aid weve taken a step back and tried to answer some basic questions, including how much the u. The us military will take part in a biennial joint military exercise with egypt called bright star 2017 marking the first time the united states has participated in. In crackdown response, us temporarily freezes some military aid. The united states will withhold deliveries of abrams tanks, f16. The obama administration is withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in cash to egypt, in addition to military aid, in response to the ouster of president mohamed morsi and the crackdown by the. Last year, the us had decided to withhold the military aid until it saw. While the state department did not provide a dollar amount of the aid being cut.170 741 596 1498 1190 680 403 367 943 273 540 272 168 223 588 501 249 478 1504 139 919 1332 1082 1318 1326 422 1247 106 484 1149 363 1359 101 1016 724 1478 1173 286 1267 580 1155 81 1152 1277