Iranian interview with Morsi is ‘a fabrication’ (TIMES OF ISRAEL) By SAM SER 06/26/12)
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Spokesman for Egypt’s new president says Fars story quoting Morsi as
calling for closer ties to Tehran was made up
Iran’s state news agency fabricated an interview with Egyptian
President-elect Mohammed Morsi, in which Morsi was quoted as calling
for closer ties between his country and the Islamic Republic, Morsi’s
spokesman said Monday night.
In the Fars article, Morsi was quoted as saying that “creating a
strategic balance in the region” based on strong ties between Cairo
and Tehran was a top priority for him. Ties between the two countries
have been strained for more than 30 years.
The article also quoted Morsi as saying he would “reconsider” the
1979 Camp David accords establishing peace with Israel.
Egypt’s Al-Ahram, citing the official MENA news agency, quoted
Morsi’s spokesman as saying that Morsi had not granted an interview
to Fars and that everything printed in the article was “without
foundation.” (© 2012 THE TIMES OF ISRAEL 06/26/12)
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