Washington, 10 October: Disappointed over the Egyptian military’s deadly crackdown on protesters, the USA has temporarily halted some of its military aid to Egypt, including deliveries of tanks, F-16 aircraft and missiles as well as $260 million in cash.
“As a result of the review directed by President (Barack) Obama, we have decided to maintain our relationship with the Egyptian government while recalibrating our assistance to Egypt to best advance our interests,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said yesterday. The new Egyptian government, a senior administration official later told reporters on condition of anonymity, has made decisions inconsistent with inclusive democracy, which led the USA to take such a decision.     PTI