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July 8, 2013 10:10 am

Rhetorical Battle in U.S. Over How to Label Egypt Revolution

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Wall Street Journal – As protests continue in Egypt, a rhetorical battle over how to characterize the Egyptian military’s role in the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi is heating up—with potentially billion-dollar stakes for Cairo.

At issue is the fate of about $1.56 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt, which mostly goes to support the Egyptian military. Under U.S. law, that foreign aid can’t be sent to a government installed by way of a military coup. While a portion of U.S. aid for this fiscal year has already been allocated, future payments could be deemed illegal if the U.S. determines that Mr. Morsi’s ouster constituted a coup.

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