The Obama administration moved closer to a decision Tuesday on continuing or curtailing $1.5 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt amid the crackdown by military authorities there on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said a National Security Council discussion would take place Tuesday afternoon. Cabinet members including Secretary of State John Kerry were to participate, and some elements of U.S. economic and military support for Egypt could be suspended, according to U.S. officials. Those officials spoke only on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the meeting.

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