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The United States said Tuesday it has suspended more assistance to Thailand in response to a military coup and was considering moving a major regional exercise out of the kingdom. 

Thai policemen stand guard during a demonstration by an anti-coup protester at a shopping mall in Bangkok on Sunday. (AFP photo)

Washington has blocked US$4.7 million (152.7 million baht) in security-related aid to Thailand, which accounts for roughly half of its $10.5 million in annual assistance to the longtime ally, State Department official Scot Marciel said in testimony to Congress.

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