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October 16, 2013 8:33 am

Egypt, U.S. Relations in ‘Turmoil’ After Aid Cut – Egypt’s FM

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Millions protest in mass demonstrations across Egypt on Friday, July 26, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

Millions protest in mass demonstrations across Egypt on Friday, July 26, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

WTAQ /Reuters – Relations between the United States and Egypt are now in turmoil and the entire Middle East could suffer, the Egyptian foreign minister said in remarks made a week after Washington moved to curtail military aid to Cairo. Nabil Fahmy told state-run Al-Ahram newspaper that Egypt had been dependent on U.S. aid for too long but Washington was wrong to assume the Cairo government would always follow its line.

“We are now in a delicate state reflecting the turmoil in the relationship and anyone who says otherwise is not speaking honestly,” he said in comments published on Wednesday.

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