US, quoting human rights, cuts some Egypt aid

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Washington( CNN) The US has decided to deny Egypt almost $100 million in aid and hold back another $195 million until it insures improvements in Cairo’s track record on human rights and democracy.

The Trump administration is looking to strike a balance between recognise Egypt’s importance as a strategic partner and annoyance with passage of a new NGO law it sees as curbing democracy and freedoms.

“We have serious concerns considering human rights and governance in Egypt, ” an administration official said.”At the same day , strengthened security cooperation is important to US national security.”

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