US Senate plan would keep aid to Egypt, with conditions

By REUTERS
July 23, 2013 20:22

 
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WASHINGTON - The US Senate panel in charge of foreign aid proposed on Tuesday that funds sent to Egypt be kept at current levels, but that military aid be divided into four parts and conditions set on it, including that the Cairo government hold a democratic election.

The Senate State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee approved the $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt and $250 million in economic assistance that US President Barack Obama requested for fiscal 2014, which starts October 1, matching this year's level despite upheaval in the most populous Arab nation.

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