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Egypt.com – U.S. Quietly Observes Coup Law On Egypt Aid, But Shuns Term – 13 October 2013


Despite withholding most military aid to Egypt until it makes progress on democracy and human rights, the U.S. government is still tying itself in knots over whether to describe Julys army overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi as a “coup.”

The administrations latest rhetorical gymnastics came to light when U.S. officials briefed Congress this week on their decision to withhold deliveries of fighter planes, tanks, helicopters and missiles – as well as $260 million in budget aid to Egypt.

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