Egypt's Morsy says he'll review peace treaty with Israel

In interview with Iranian media, Egyptian President-elect says he will not take executive action on Camp David accords without input from gov't; adds he wants to expand bilateral ties with Iran to create "balance" in region.

June 25, 2012 14:25
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Sadat, Carter, Begin (L to R)

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Egyptian President-elect Mohammed Morsy will review his country's peace treaty with Israel, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying Monday. The interview marks something of a departure from comments he made in his

Asked to comment on reports that, if elected, his first state visit would be to Iran's regional arch-rival Saudi Arabia, Morsy said: "I didn't say such a thing and until now my first international visits following my victory in the elections have not been determined."

Morsy defeated former Mubarak prime minister and general Ahmed Shafik in a run-off last weekend by a convincing 3.5 percentage points, or nearly 900,000 votes, taking 51.7 percent of the total, officials said. It ended a week of disputes over the count that had frayed nerves.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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