The U.S. is withholding $65 million in funding to the United Nations (U.N.) agency responsible for helping Palestinian refugees, the State Department said Tuesday.
The U.S. will still transfer $60 million to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), but will withhold $65 million of what was originally a $125 million tranche of funding.
“It’s money that’s being frozen at this time,” Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said at a press briefing. “It’s not being canceled. It’s just being held for future considerations.”
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