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July 9, 2013 6:31 am

White House: It is Not in U.S. Interest to Cut Off Egypt Aid

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Egypt's Former President Mohamed Morsi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Hill – The White House on Monday said it is not in the best interest of the United States to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt.

Press secretary Jay Carney noted popular support for the Egyptian army’s ouster of the country’s democratically elected president, and refused to label it a military coup, offering the clearest indication yet of the administration’s reluctance to reduce the $1.5 billion in mostly military aid given annually to Egypt.

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