U.S.: We Expect Muslim Brotherhood to Maintain Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

(U.S. State Department) U.S. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland was asked Thursday: Q: "We have the deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in an interview with Al Hayat saying that they don't regard the peace treaty with Israel as binding, that they didn't sign it, and if they come to power, they might put it to a referendum. Do you have any reaction to that?" Nuland: "We have had other assurances from the party with regard to their commitment not only to universal human rights, but to the international obligations that the Government of Egypt has undertaken. As we've said again and again, not only with regard to Egypt but with regard to other states in that region in transition, we expect that legitimate parties will not only support universal human rights, but will also continue to support international obligations made by their governments." Q: "You still think that they are bound to uphold the treaty?" Nuland: "They have made commitments to us along those regards, and as I said, we will judge these parties by what they do."

2012-01-06 00:00:00

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