US is not cutting aid to Egypt

  • The White House claims CNN's reports from last night are false. The news agency cited an official and reported that the U.S. plans to stop assisting Egypt after a series of events including the recent clashes that killed 38 people on Sunday.

    However, a National Security Council spokesman said the announcement regarding the nation's "assistance relationship with Egypt" will come in the next few days and the reports that the administration is  "halting all military assistance to Egypt are false."

    President Obama made it clear in his speech last month that this relationship with Egypt will continue but as per a Reuters story, an official mentioned that most of the military aid to the country will be withheld. 

    There have also been reports suggesting that the U.S. halted the aid a couple of months ago. 

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