Congress Threatens Egyptian Aid
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- For the first time, Congress has openly threatened U.S.
military aid to Egypt.
Senate leaders said they would examine prospects to sever or reduce the
annual $1.3 billion in U.S. military assistance to Egypt. They said the
military regime in Cairo, which cracked down on U.S.-financed
non-governmental organizations, has repeatedly violated pledges to honor
human rights and encourage democracy.