Israel pleased by Egypt assurance on treaty

However, it is not clear Egypt will end role in Israeli siege on 1.5 million-Gazans, in a move condemned around the world in protests.

Israel pleased by Egypt assurance on treaty

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed assurances from Egypt's military that Cairo will respect its 1979 peace treaty with the Jewish state after "revolution".

However, it is not clear Egypt will end role in Israeli siege on 1.5 million-Gazans, in a move condemned by people around the world in protests, leaving Gazans desperate to digging tunnels underground and risking their lives since 2007.

A statement from his office on Saturday says Netanyahu "welcomes the statement of the Egyptian military that Egypt will continue to honour the peace treaty with Israel".

In a televised statement earlier on Saturday, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said Cairo will "remain committed to all its regional and international treaties", implicitly confirming that the treaty with Israel will remain intact, in one of the Egyptian military's first acts since Mubarak placed it in charge.

In 1979, Egypt became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel while it maintains its occupation of Palestinian territories.

Agencies

Last Mod: 13 Şubat 2011, 17:23
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