The government on Wednesday insisted that its decision to postpone U.S.-backed military assistance programs following the July 28 election would not have a negative impact on relations between the two countries. The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh has declined to say precisely which of the U.S.-backed military aid programs were postponed, but said Tuesday they involved engagement with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces senior leadership. Marie Harf, the spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, also said on Tuesday that the decision was not something the U.S. had wanted and noted it had happened in the context of the
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