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If so what does all this mean for America's relationship with an ally that received some 250 million dollars in US -- just a few months ago.
Sure discuss all of this is former US ambassador to the UN and Fox News contributor John Bolton.
-- thanks for being -- Glad to do it -- what do you think of the breaking news that we've just received moments ago that the White House says it will not suspend financial aid to Egypt in other words Egypt will continue.
To receive US money it's to the tune of one point three billion.
A year -- I believe so we will continue sending them money even despite this turmoil.
Well I think it's the right decision although to get to that decision the administration looks like it pretty much ignored.
A congressional statute forbidding.
That -- assistance in situations like we have in Egypt.
That said I still think the administration did the right thing I think congress shouldn't pass touchy feeling statutes but.
I think the administration's gonna run into criticism in congress it should seek appropriate.
To make sure that it's dispensing of any aid by the way if there's any left before the end of the fiscal year on September the thirtieth.
Yet the dispensed.
Okay so in addition to sending money what else do you think the US and the White House should be doing right now.
Well you know it's a question.
Unfortunately can't be answered without looking at the last two and a half years of mishandling the situation in Egypt which the administration.
Has undertaken I would say at this point.
That the only stable force in the country.
Is the military and it's a military we've given over seventy billion dollars -- -- -- cents.
The Camp David accords in 1979.
That's where we ought to be.
Focusing our attention looking toward the military to exercise.
Restraint but to keep the country in order unfortunately they're faced with a Muslim Brotherhood.
At least some of whose leadership seems determined to create martyrs that this is the way they do things that they don't.
They don't look at the deaths of fifty plus who have been killed.
As tragedy they looked at it as giving them increased legitimacy.
And he's showing their commitment to their form of islamists -- so I fortunately have an asymmetry between.
The brotherhood that that is seeking to provoke confrontation.
And the military that I think we just as soon get out of the way is as as quickly as it can.
OK ambassador John Bolton thanks so much for being here we have so much breaking news today -- to cut you short.
Really appreciate having been there.
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