Report: U.S. Will Honor Delivery Of 4 Fighter Jets To Egypt

Officials said Wednesday that the U.S. will still deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt after the country’s political shake-up, Reuters reported.

An anonymous defense official told Reuters that the jets would likely be delivered in August, while a second anonymous official said there is “no current change” in the plan to deliver the jets to the Egyptian military.

The White House has not labelled the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi a “coup,” and said Monday that immediately cutting off assistance to Egypt would not be in the U.S.’s “best interest.”

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