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Published On: Mon, Jun 25th, 2012

Egypt’s new President Morsi wants to reconsider peace with Israel

Egypt’s Islamist president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, wants to “reconsider” the peace deal with Israel and build ties with Iran to “create a strategic balance” in the Middle East, according to an interview published by Iran’s Fars news agency on Monday.

Burning the Israeli flag at embassy in Cairo 2011 photo/Gigi Ibrahim via wikimedia commons

During an audio link to what it said was a recording of Morsi speaking Arabic in the interview.

“We will reconsider the Camp David Accord” that, in 1979, forged a peace between Egypt and Israel that has held for more than three decades, the audio file Fars attributed to Morsi says.

According to Fars, Morsi also said the issue of Palestinian refugees returning to homes their families abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and the 1967 Six-Day War “is very important”.

Morsi added though that “all these issues will be carried out through cabinet and governmental bodies because I will not take any decision on my own.”

Morsi also reportedly said he was ready to improve ties with Iran. The Islamic republic broke off diplomatic relations with Egypt in 1980, a year after Cairo signed the peace deal with the Jewish state.

“Part of my agenda is the development of ties between Iran and Egypt that will create a strategic balance in the region,” Morsi was quoted as saying.

An Egyptian presidential spokesman rejected the Fars report, saying that Morsi never spoke to the Iranian news agency.

“Mr Morsi did not give any interview to Fars and everything that this agency has published is without foundation,” a spokesman for the Egyptian presidency told the official news agency MENA.

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