Iranian News Agency Allegedly Fabricates Morsi Interview (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 06/26/12)
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Iran’s Fars News Agency (FNA) reportedly fabricated an interview with
Egyptian President-elect Mohammed Morsi, quoting him on a range of
contentious topics, from the Camp David treaty with Israel to
diplomatic relations between Egypt and Iran, Morsi’s spokesman said
Morsi claims that the FNA, a front for the Iranian Revolutionary
Guard Corps (IRGC), simply fabricated the interview.
Morsi “did not give any interview to Fars and everything this agency
has published is baseless,” Morsi’s spokesman said.
The President-elect ostensibly told FNA that he was in favor of
strengthening ties between Iran and Egypt. “The issue will create a
strategic balance in the region,” the news agency quoted Morsi as
“It is part of my agenda” to develop the relationship further,
according to the interview.
“We will revise the Camp David treaty,” he reportedly went on to
Iran´s official state-run news agency, IRNA, was also quick to cast
doubt on the interview.
The incident provides the latest example of how the ongoing power
struggle in the Iranian establishment has apparently pitted IRNA,
which is pro-President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, against Fars, which is
said to be affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
(IRGC). (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/26/12)
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