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Netanyahu: Peace agreement with Egypt will be maintained

September 10, 2011 21:13

Prime Minister Binaymin Netanyahu on Saturday addressed the storming of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo by violent protesters over the weekend, saying the peace agreement between the Israel and Egypt would be maintained and the ambassador would be returned to Cairo as soon as possible

Netanyahu said in a press conference that he worked with the Egyptian authorities and the US to ensure that all the personnel inside of the embassy escaped unharmed.

"I want to thank US President Barack Obama," Netanyahu stated. "He said he would do all he could to help, and he did. He used America's full weight" to resolve the situation, the prime minister said, adding that the cooperation proved the strength of the bond between the two countries.

Netanyahu also thanked Egyptian commandos who helped rescue personnel from within the embassy.

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