Egypt’s Morsi Says He’ll Rethink Camp David Accord and Build Stronger Iran Ties
It is quickly seeming evident that more than just an election with the kind of person-on-top shift that implies has taken place in Egypt:
Mohammed Morsi’s government will “reconsider the Camp David Accord,” the 1979 treaty declaring peace between Egypt and Israel, the newly-elected president told Iran’s state-run Fars News Agency today. Morsi was also quoted as saying that he wanted to build closer ties with Iran to “create a strategic balance” in the Middle East, the Lebanon Daily Star reports. He stressed, however, that he’d work the issues out with his Cabinet. “I will not take any decision on my own.”
Not a good sign for those who’ve believed in the Camp David Accord as at least a blueprint. Or those who didn’t want to see Iran gain yet more influence in that part of the Middle East.