10.09.13

Reaction of Senator Patrick Leahy To The Obama Administration’s Decision To Suspend Some Military And Economic Assistance To The Egyptian Government

“Our law is clear.  When there is a military coup, U.S. aid to the government is cut off.  Rather than encourage reconciliation and restore democracy as it promised, the Egyptian military has reinstituted martial law and cracked down on the Islamic opposition, which has also used violence.  The Administration is trying to have it both ways, by suspending some aid but continuing other aid.  By doing that, the message is muddled.  If they want to continue aid to the Egyptian government they should ask Congress for a waiver.”

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