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White House to resume military aid to Egypt amid regional turmoil
White House to resume military aid to Egypt amid regional turmoil

The White House, which halted weapons transfers to Egypt in mid-2013 to protest a military takeover and harsh political crackdown there, reversed course Tuesday and announced a quick infusion of military aid to help Cairo respond to the mounting turmoil in the Middle East. With Cairo increasingly involved in the region’s growing conflicts, President Obama approved the release of a dozen F-16 fighter jets, 20 Harpoon anti-ship missiles and up to 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits that were held from delivery after the Egyptian military overthrew the elected government. In a phone conversation with President Abdel Fattah Sisi, Obama also said he would seek to restore $1.3 billion in annual...

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