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Latest update : 2008-08-08

The US has suspended "all non-humanitarian US foreign assistance" following the ouster of President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.


   
The United States suspended on Thursday more than 20 million dollars in non-humanitarian aid to Mauritania, one day after President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was toppled in a military coup.
   
"At present, all non-humanitarian US foreign assistance is suspended and under review," said State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos.
   
"This includes more than three million in development assistance, more than four million dollars in peacekeeping training, 805,000 dollars in nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related assistance, and 15 million dollars in military-to-military cooperation," he said.
   
But 4.9 million dollars in food aid will continue, Gallegos said.
   
The United States also froze aid under the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a program launched in 2004 by President George W. Bush that links development aid to good governance, he said.
   
"They had also been approved for a multi-million-dollar Millennium Challenge Corporation threshold program," Gallegos said.
   
"The amount, which I do not have a specific amount for at this time ... will be suspended for now," he said.
   

Date created : 2008-08-08

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