Arab media denies Mursi sent Peres note

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July 31, 2012 23:14

 
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Egyptian media – according to the Amman-based Al Bawaba web site --  reported Tuesday that Egyptian Presdient Mursi's spokesman Yasser Ali  denied that his note to President Shimon Peres, publicized earlier Tuesday, was ever sent.

"President Mursi has not sent any letter to his Israeli counterpart. This information does not correspond to reality," he was quoted as saying.

The President's Residence responded by saying they were very strict about always checking with the other side before publicizing private correspondence with the president. This protocol was followed in this case as well. The note was transmitted to Peres through the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv.

Diplomatic officials speculated that the denials were likely the result of political pressure on Mursi after reports of the note were widely publicized in Egypt.

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