August 20th, 2013
03:10 AM ET

Official: U.S. holds up some Egypt aid

The Obama administration is "reprogramming" some funds to Egypt while a review is underway - in effect, temporarily holding up some military aid to the country, a U.S. official said.

A spokesman for Senator Patrick Leahy, David Carle, confirmed to CNN his office has been told the aid has been halted. The Vermont Democrat is chairman of the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee.

But the U.S. official emphasized no decision has been made to permanently halt the aid.

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  1. chrissy

    Lol @ Rascal, and even sadder when i understand what you've just posted! Lol just kidding of course but i do agree kinda. But its really about time since funding them after there has been a coup is illegal!

    August 20, 2013 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    Obama has ruined America's credibility in the mid East. He has emboldened the enemy as Bush said he would by trying to be diplomatic with terrorists. Maybe liberals will finally understand why we DO NOT negotiate with terrorists.

    August 20, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Good morning to you also @ fake hamsta!

    August 20, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ maybe real hamsta, yes you do! A great deal of the time.

    August 20, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    El trollio sure is having a good time today isn't he?

    August 20, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ronvan

    REPROGRAMMING? Just what the heck does that excuse mean? STOP

    August 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Good point @ ronvan. I really wanta hear again how its the poor that are draining the US economy. Lol it couldnt possibly be all the BILLIONS we spend on foreign aid right??

    August 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Saudi Arabia in tandem with Israel has pledged support for the military Junta promising to make up for any cuts in aid.

    August 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    So lets just let them.Why should American tax payers be the ones to dig deeper in their already mostly empty pockets.

    August 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Let S.Arabia & Israel go the whole hog in their romance with the military Junta – $ 1.3 billion. Their Syrian war & Egypt machinations should be shunned by US.

    August 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol @ saywhat, but WHERE do you suppose Israel will be getting the money from? Its just like the old shell trick.

    August 21, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |