Monday, June 25, 2012

Morsi Tells Iran Peace Treaty with Israel to be 'Reconsidered'

Mohammed Morsi speaks first televised address to Egypt
President Elect Mohammed Morsi of Egypt says one thing to satisfy appeasement fools in the West and another thing that should put Israel on high alert pertaining to diplomacy between Egypt and Iran.

JRH 6/25/12

Morsi Tells Iran Peace Treaty with Israel to be 'Reconsidered'
Morsi tells Iran he wants closer ties for a “strategic balance” in the Middle East and will "reconsider" the peace treaty with Israel.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 6/25/2012, 11:02 AM

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president-elect Mohammed Morsi told Iran he will "reconsider the Camp David Accord" with Israel and that he wants closer ties with Tehran to create a “balance” in the Middle East. He made the comments in an interview with the government-controlled Fars News Agency before he was announced as their winner of the presidential elections.

After he was declared the victor Sunday afternoon, Morsi vowed he will “preserve international agreements,” without mentioning Israel by name. (Emphasis Mine)

Morsi told Fars a mouthpiece for the regime, that closer relations with Iran “will create a balance of pressure in the region, and this is part of my program." (Emphasis Mine)

Iran’s government-controlled media promoted the Muslim Brotherhood candidate during the election campaign, and the Iranian foreign ministry quickly congratulated the “Egyptian people and government on election of Mohammed Morsi as the country's new president,” Fars reported Monday morning.

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo and across the country to celebrate the victory of Morsi, chanting slogans in praise of Allah.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s signal for closer ties with Iran comes as no surprise, but Morsi’s statement underlines the threat of Israel's being under the potential stranglehold of an Iranian-Hizbullah-Hamas-Egyptian axis.
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