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Egypt: Rights groups unimpressed with Biden's new conditions on aid

The decision by US President Joe Biden to renew security aid to Egypt has provoked anger from rights groups, who have said that conditions attached to the donations do not go far enough in addressing the Egyptian government's abuses.

In a statement on Monday, US officials said new conditions would affect a share of the $1.3bn in American aid that is sent to Egypt each year.

After what was described in the Washington Post as "lengthy deliberations", US State Department officials and congressional aids said the government would be providing $170m to Egypt for counterterrorism, border security and nonproliferation.

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