The times they are a changing.
Remember, much of what is happening in Egypt could very well have been mitigated by a responsible, intelligent policy by the White House. Once again, as with Jimmy Carter, the wrong guy was in office at the wrong time.
Egypt denies Morsi gave interview to Iran’s Fars agency (oh but do you believe them?)
The Egyptian presidency on Monday denied that president-elect Mohamed Morsi gave an interview to Iran’s Fars news agency, in which he reportedly pledged to strengthen ties with the Islamic republic.
“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.
Earlier Fars published what it said was an interview with Morsi in which Egypt’s first Islamist and democratically elected civilian president said he wanted to build ties with the Islamic republic which were severed in 1980.
Morsi was also quoted as saying by Fars that he would “reconsider” the US-brokered Camp David Accords that led to the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, Iran’s nemesis.
“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.
The Islamic republic broke off diplomatic relations with Egypt in 1980, a year after Cairo signed its peace treaty with Israel.