The US State Department says that President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would not reduce American aid to Israel.
“Our assistance to Israel is, if I could say, a cutout on the budget, and that’s guaranteed, and that reflects, obviously, our strong commitment to one of our strongest partners and allies,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters in Washington, DC on Thursday.
“With respect to other assistance levels, foreign military assistance levels, those are still being evaluated and decisions are going to be made going forward,” he added.
The State Department also said the assistance levels to other nations, including Egypt and Jordan, were still being evaluated.
“We’re still at the very beginning of the budget process, and in the coming months these are all going to be figures that we evaluate and look at hard, obviously bearing in mind … our treaty obligations going forward,” it said.
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