Trump administration cuts up to $300 million in aid to Egypt
"We have serious concerns regarding human rights and governance in Egypt," an administration official said, according to CNN.
"At the same time, strengthened security cooperation is important to U.S. national security."
The move denotes a serious reversal in policy towards Egypt, which has long been one of the biggest recipients of U.S. economic and military aid, despite the country's track record on human rights.
Over the past 30 years, Egypt has received $80 billion in aid from the United States. ■