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US Secretly Halts Egypt Aid; Saudis Publicly Fill Void

 
US Secretly Halts Egypt Aid; Saudis Publicly Fill Void
Posted Tuesday, August 20th 2013 @ 10am  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Amid reports that the White House is quietly halting US military aid to Egypt—at least temporarily—Saudi Arabia is taking the bold step of announcing it will fill any financial void. Gulf countries are planning a $12 billion package for Egypt, and Saudi Arabia is the biggest donor, the Washington Post reports, noting that US aid amounts to just $1.5 billion annually. "Concerning those who announced stopping their assistance to Egypt or threatening to stop them, the Arab and Islamic nation is rich with its people and capabilities and will provide a helping hand to Egypt," Saudi Arabian finance minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said.

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