U.S. not severing ties with Egypt through aid cuts - Kerry

Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Reuters) - A decision by the UnitedStates to curtail aid to Egypt does not mean Washington issevering ties with the country, U.S. Secretary of State JohnKerry said on Thursday, a day after the U.S. said it was haltingsome aid to Cairo's army-backed government.

"The interim government understands very well our commitmentto the success of this government, which we want to see achieve,and by no means is this a withdrawal from our relationship or asevering of our serious commitment to helping the government,"Kerry told reporters shortly after arriving in Malaysia.

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