09.16.15

Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy, On The Egyptian Military’s Accidental Attack On Mexican Tourists

[Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the ranking member of the Senate’s State Department and Foreign Operations Appropriations panel, has called for greater transparency on the use of U.S. military aid for Egypt.]

“This was a terrible, avoidable tragedy that unfortunately was not an isolated occurrence.  There have been other incidents of mistaken or indiscriminate attacks by Egyptian forces against civilians that have not been properly investigated.  The United States should insist that the Egyptian government permit regular monitoring, including by independent journalists, of all U.S. military aid to ensure its proper use, and appropriate accountability if it is misused.”

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