Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal. Kerry arrived in the Egyptian capital on Saturday and on Sunday will resume a US-Egypt strategic dialogue that was suspended in 2009 due to political unrest. Despite human rights concerns, the Obama administration is increasing military assistance to Egypt as it confronts growing threats from extremists, particularly on the Sinai peninsula. On Friday, the US delivered eight F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package.



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