US aid pressure will not sway Egypt

2012-02-08 19:21

Cairo - Egypt said on Wednesday it will not be swayed by aid to change course in a probe of foreign-funded pro-democracy groups and NGOs, a case that has strained ties with the United States, a major aid donor to Cairo.

The government says the case is a judicial matter and that US-funded and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are being investigated for violating Egyptian laws, including failing to register and receiving foreign cash illegally.

"Egypt will apply the law... in the case of NGOs and will not back down because of aid or other reasons," Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri told a news conference.

  • Fidel - 2012-02-08 19:52

    Well done Egypt, the time of America blackmailing most countries using their useless coloured coupons is nearing to an end.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-08 22:12

      What do you think they going to do? .. sell their 2nd hand shoes which are still lying in the desert.. or perhaps the scrap iron which was converted to junk..Their main source of income is tourist' and a few tons of olive oil. They are not much better off than Ethiopia..they live off handouts!

  • Shahied - 2012-02-08 21:01

    Yeahhhhhhh.Capitalist blackmailers.Tell them you will break your peace treaty with Israel and they will increase your aid!!! Play their game Egypt !!

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