A Pentagon spokesperson announced on Wednesday that the U.S. has decided to delay the delivery of four F-16s to the Egyptian military, saying that in light of the current chaos in the country, the administration felt it "wouldn't be appropriate" to move forward with the delivery.

The nation's president, Mohammed Morsi, was forced out of power earlier this month after weeks of violent protests erupted in Egypt's streets. Now, allies in the region fear the United States' delivery of the F-16s would appear to be support for the Morsi regime.