Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Saudis vow to step in if U.S. cuts off foreign aid to Egypt

From Eric Dondero: 

The Hill reports "Saudi Arabia says it will cover cuts to Egypt aid":
Saudi Arabia said Monday that Arab and Islamic countries are ready to step in if the United States or any other country cuts aid to Egypt in the wake of the military crackdown on protesters in the nation. 
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud al-Faisal said that his country and others would “provide a helping hand” to Egypt if aid is withheld. “Concerning those who announced stopping their assistance to Egypt or [are] threatening to stop [it], the Arab and Islamic nation is rich with its people and capabilities and will provide a helping hand to Egypt," al-Faisal said, according to the SPA state news agency.
Additionally:
A diverse group of senators, including Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), have said that aid must be suspended under U.S. law because a coup occurred in Egypt. The recent violence has prompted several more lawmakers to support a suspension of aid.
Better them than American taxpayers.

3 comments:

jimmyjones5 said...

So you want the saudis to have more influence in the region? Sounds like a great idea!

Chuck said...

Compared to what, you little halfwit?

Your ignorance is what makes you who you are. It also makes you what you are?

Have you ever considered being better?

FINCHNEST13 said...

Apparently the Saudis aren't backing the Muslim Brotherhood. What's not to like about that?