Obama Commends Egyptian President on Same Day He Threatened Israel
On Friday Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi threatened Israel to stop its “brutal aggression” in Gaza.
YNet News reported:
Egyptian president sharpens his tone against Israel, threatening: ‘If I see the homeland in danger, I won’t hesitate to take unusual steps.’ He vows that his country will ‘stop this brutal aggression’
Later that day Barack Obama called President Morsi to commend him.
The Politico reported:
President Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Friday and commended his efforts to de-escalate tensions over violence in Gaza.
“President Obama called Egyptian President Morsi today to discuss the situation in Gaza,” the White House said in a statement. “The President commended Egypt’s efforts to de-escalate the situation and expressed his hope that these efforts would be successful.”
Morsi called for an end to violence in Gaza on Friday, and Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil visited Gaza and pledged, “Egypt will not hesitate to intensify its efforts and make sacrifices to stop this aggression and achieve a lasting truce,” according to multiple news reports.
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