US pressed to react to violence in Syria, Egypt

The US is poised to suspend another major weapons shipment to Egypt amid deep divisions within the Obama administration over whether to cut off aid to the military-backed government.

By (AP)

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Published: Fri 23 Aug 2013, 8:58 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:29 PM

It’s a debate that mirrors disagreements over whether the US should intervene in Syria.

A decision on delaying shipping 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt is expected in days. More broadly, Obama advisers line up along two fronts: those who want more decisive US actions on one side, and the military and some diplomatic leaders arguing on the other.

The lack of a unified position gives Obama cause for caution.

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