Obama restores US military aid to Egypt over Islamic State concerns

Barack Obama has restored US military aid to Egypt that he suspended after the 2013 overthrow of Egypt’s first elected president, citing a need to combat Islamic State militants.
In what amounts to an epitaph for Obama’s stated aspirations for the Arab Spring, money and weapons will flow once more from Washington to Cairo as Obama signaled a restoration of traditional US support for Egyptian dictators.
The White House announced on Tuesday that Egypt’s Abdel Fatah el-Sisi will soon receive 12 F-16 fighter jets, replacement kits for 125 Abrams tanks, 20 Harpoon missiles and $1.3bn in annual... read more

 
31 March 2015 in World News, Views: 1
Source: Guardian
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