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US to deliver four fighter jets to Egypt

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2013 | 4:04 PM

The BBC says President Barack Obama has been careful not to use the word coup in relation to events in Egypt because it would result in a legal requirement to withdraw aid.



White house spokesman Jay Carney says the US administration would take its time to consider the implications of removing Morsi from power.



Carney also said it would not be in the best interest of the United States to make immediate changes to the assistance they give currently.



US officials say Washington will deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.



The four jets are part of an order of 20 which was a previous agreement from the assistance programme the United States has offered to Egypt.



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