New Egyptian President Morsy vows to preserve int'l accords

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June 25, 2012 00:51

 
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Newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy gave his first speech since the announcement of his victory over Ahmed Shafik on Sunday evening, vowing to "preserve international accords and obligations," in what appeared to be a reference to the peace treaty with Israel.

Morsy attempted to allay fears that he would immediately act to Islamize Egypt, promising to be a president to all Egyptians, "Muslims, Christians, the elderly, children, women, men, farmers, teachers, workers, those who work in the private and public sectors, and the merchants."

The new Egyptian president thanked the "martyrs" that had lost their lives during the uprising that led to the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak, saying the he would not have become president without their sacrifice.

Morsy did not call out a challenge to Egypt's military leaders for their recent attempts to limit presidential powers, instead praising the army and police as "brothers."

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