Egyptian Analysts Say U.S. Aid Halt Will Have Limited Impact


egypt-protestsWashington announced this week that it has halted deliveries of large-scale military systems and $260 million in cash aid to the Egyptian military. Alaa Ezz El-Din, head of the Military Studies Center, said the halt will have a negative impact; however, the impact will be “limited,” as “there are more important U.S. funds still available.” He added that Egypt had been expecting a much worse reaction from the U.S.

Gamal Abdel Gawad Soltan, a political science professor at the American University in Cairo, said he believed the U.S. and Egypt will attempt to avoid “further deterioration” in their relationship.

{Andy Newscenter}


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here