The U.S. will deny just over $95 million in foreign aid to Egypt over that country's failure to make progress on issues related to human rights and democratic norms. The administration will also delay about $195 million more for the same reason.

Part of the frustration on the part of U.S. officials has to do with a new law that regulates non-governmental organizations that some see as part of a wider crackdown on dissent, according to a report by Reuters.

The report cited anonymous sources "familiar with the matter," and added the White House and State Department were not immediately available for comment.

Egypt has long been one of the top recipients of foreign aid from the U.S.

In the broadest terms, President Trump campaigned on ideas of rethinking the value of U.S. spending on foreign aid.

The U.S did curtail foreign aid to Egypt in 2013 in response to a military coup that saw then-President Mohamed Morsi ousted from power.