U.S. Cuts Military Aid To Egypt And Will Send This Aid To Taiwan

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at Al Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo, Egypt, in January 2023 [File: Khaled Desouki/Pool via AP Photo]  

Washington Post: U.S. cuts military aid to Egypt, sends money instead to Taiwan 

The Biden administration this week told Congress that it intends to withhold $85 million designated for U.S. security assistance to Egypt this year, and instead provide the bulk of the money to Taiwan. 

The decision brought immediate criticism from lawmakers that the reprogrammed amount either wasn’t enough to punish Egypt for ongoing detentions of political prisoners and other human rights abuses, or that it was a paltry offering to Taiwan given the urgency of China’s aggressive behavior. 

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WNU Editor: The amount of money involved is $85 million, and no one is happy with this move. US lawmakers believe this is not enough to punish Egypt for its human rights abuses, and others believe this money is a paltry sum to help Taiwan. And as for Egypt, the aid is still continuing …. US to send more military aid to Egypt despite rights concerns (Al-Monitor). 

U.S. Cuts Military Aid To Egypt And Will Send This Aid To Taiwan  

US will redirect millions of funds for Egypt to Taiwan and Lebanon — CNN

US to withhold $85m military aid to Egypt over political prisoners, rights — Al Jazeera

U.S. to redirect millions in military aid for Egypt to Taiwan — Axios