Suspends aid to Egypt Military

Egypt's military receives millions in aid every year from the United States
Egypt's military receives millions in aid every year from the United States

The United States is suspending the handover of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of aid and support to the Egyptian armed forces.

The US government said it was "recalibrating" its $1.3bn (£0.8bn) annual aid to Egypt, putting on hold the delivery of large military systems and withholding some of its cash assistance. A spokesman said military aid would be frozen "pending credible progress toward an inclusive, democratically elected civilian government through free and fair elections".

In recent weeks the country has been hit by intensifying violence, which follows the toppling of elected president Mohamed Morsi. Hundreds have been killed during demonstrations, the vast majority of whom were supporters of Mr Morsi.

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