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  11/5/2013, Kislev 2, 5774

Egypt Turning from US to Russia for Military Aid


An Egyptian delegation visited Moscow last Thursday to strengthen ties between the two countries, reports Haaretz, just a few days after America announced the suspension of 250 million dollars in military aid to Egypt. With the return of the delegation from Moscow, Egypt expressed intentions to buy MiG-29 planes and other military equipment from Russia in a 15 billion dollar deal. Some reports indicate Saudi Arabia - which is itself experiencing something of a crisis in its relations with the Obama administration - will help finance the deal.