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"In an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America, Admiral Mike Mullen rejected threats by some members of Congress to cut the $1.3 billion of annual U.S. aid to Egypt if a government transition does not happen soon."
What does "theat" here mean exactly? Thank you very much!
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From your text, it appears that some members of Congress were suggesting that they would make sure that Egypt received no more US Aid until there was a change of government.
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I find the use of 'rejected the threats' more interesting. How can an Admiral 'reject' the threats of US congressmen?
Is he saying:
- the congressmen won't really carry them out?
- he disagrees with the idea of threats?
- the Navy won't let the congressmen carry them out?
Is he speaking for the Egyptians (who, surely, are the ones to reject the threats or not).
Thank you very much! Looks like it's not just me.