McCain urges US to suspend Egypt military aid : 1.5 billion cut for egyptian military

US senator calls for freeze of financial aid to the country’s army and says US should not “repeat” its past “mistakes”

US has been granting financial aid to Egypt since 1979, which is considered a critical US national security priority.

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The country receives the second-highest amount of American financial assistance after Israel. The US provides $1.5bn a year to Egypt in military and economic assistance and around $1.3bn of this amount goes the the Egyptian army.


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