US not severing ties with Egypt through aid cuts: Kerry

Reuters , Thursday 10 Oct 2013

US 'committed to success of [interim] government,' Kerry says following announcement of aid curtailment

A decision by the United States to curtail aid to Egypt does not mean Washington is severing ties with the country, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, a day after the US said it was halting some aid to Cairo's interim government.

"The interim government understands very well our commitment to the success of this government, which we want to see achieve, and by no means is this a withdrawal from our relationship or a severing of our serious commitment to helping the government," Kerry told reporters shortly after arriving in Malaysia.

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