US Restores Military Aid to Egypt

Posted April 2, 2015 at 5:00am

The Financial Times reports that the Obama Administration “was restoring the military aid to Egypt that it suspended after the military took control of the country in 2013.”  

“The $1.3bn in military aid, which will include the delivery of a dozen F-16 fighter aircraft, is being restored despite concerns about human rights abuses and political repression in Egypt since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took control nearly two years ago.”  

“Along with the new F-16 fighter jets, Egypt will also receive 20 Harpoon missiles and up to 125 Abrams tanks. Earlier this year, Egypt used F-16s to conduct air strikes against Islamist militants in Libya and some analysts in the US believe Cairo would like to launch a broader military intervention in Libya.”