The White House on Tuesday denied reports that it had quietly suspended some U.S. military aid to Egypt amid mounting violence as “incorrect.”
“The report that we have suspended assistance to Egypt is incorrect,” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.
“As the President has said, we are reviewing all of our assistance to Egypt. No policy decisions have been made at this point regarding the remaining assistance,” she added.
The statement followed a story in the Daily Beast late Monday which reported that the U.S. government had privately decided to move ahead and halt some military assistance for Cairo as punishment for a bloody crackdown on protesters.