Report: Egypt cuts ties with North Korea

Israel National News reports: “Egypt’s defense minister announced during visit to Seoul on Tuesday that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, The Associated Press reported, citing South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

There was no immediate confirmation from the Egyptian government of the agency’s report, noted AP, but Cairo has come under mounting pressure in recent weeks to sever ties with North Korea.

Last month Washington cut or delayed nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt over its human rights record, but also because of its ties with Pyongyang.

Later, President Donald Trump called Egyptian President AbdelFattah Al-Sisi and stressed he was keen on developing the relationship between their countries and overcoming any obstacles that might affect it.

In an August 24 briefing, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the Trump administration has had conversations with Egypt about the need to isolate North Korea…”

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