US Ends Military Aid Freeze on Egypt



President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he will resume sending military aid to Egypt, two years after freezing the delivery of weapons in the wake of a military coup. Obama told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi he would begin sending equipment including F-16 fighter jets, missiles and M1A1 tank kits as well as the $1.3 billion in aid that the U.S. gives to Egypt each year.

The White House issued a statement explaining the renewed assistance is to help “address the shared challenges to U.S. and Egyptian interests in an unstable region,” but expressed concern about the nation’s human rights abuses.

Egypt is part of the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels in Yemen as well as an offensive battling the Islamic State in Libya. Read more at BBC News.

{Andy Newscenter}


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