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Kerry says US will deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt soon

US Secretary of State John Kerry said his country will deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt soon and that it had unlocked $575 million in military assistance to Egypt recently.

At a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukri in Cairo Sunday, Kerry said: “I am confident that we will be able to ultimately get the full amount of aid.” He also added: “I am confident…that the Apaches will come and that they will come very, very soon.”

Kerry pointed out that the Apaches would be used for combating “terrorism” in Sinai, ensuring that U.S. taxpayers money is spent in the right way.

Since Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel in 1979, Washington has been providing Egypt with $1.5 billion in annual aid, including $1.3 billion in military assistance.

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