Rwanda says US aid cut regrettable, denies rebel link

By REUTERS
July 26, 2012 18:48

 
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KIGALI - Rwanda said on Wednesday it was "regrettable" the United States had decided to cut military aid because of reports the Kigali government supported rebels, and promised it would soon be exonerated.

Washington announced it was withdrawing $200,000 for a planned military academy in Rwanda on Saturday in response to a UN report that Kigali was backing insurgents in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The US cut was seen as a significant shift in policy because Washington has stood by Rwanda in the past despite the tiny nation's long history of involvement in wars in its vast, unstable neighbor.

Rwanda has regularly denied having any link to eastern Congolese rebels, including the M23 group, whose fighting has forced 260,000 people to flee since April.

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