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Contact: Tate Zeigler (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
Date: 03/22/2012

Graham Statement on Egyptian Military Aid


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on reports Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has waived new congressional restrictions on $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt.

 

“I support Secretary Clinton’s decision to release previously appropriated funds to the Egyptian military.  The Egyptians must understand this is not a blank check and we will continue to insist their government show progress on democratic reforms and protection of religious minorities.

 

“While recent developments in Egypt are unnerving, to say the least, I do believe it is in our national security interests to provide assistance to the Egyptian military.  The United States military has a close working relationship with their Egyptian counterparts.  These relationships proved to be invaluable and have been a stabilizing influence during these troubling and uncertain times in Egypt.

 

“I know the decision to waive the conditions placed on funding by Secretary Clinton was difficult.  But I do believe it is in the best interests of our own national security.  I respect and support her decision.”

 

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March 2012 Press Releases




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