Monday, April 23, 2012

Israel Urges Egypt to Uphold Peace Treaty

Cairo's Canceling of Gas Deal is Cause for Concern 

WJC reports:

Israel on Monday urged Egypt to uphold their 1979 peace treaty after Cairo canceled a long-term deal to supply natural gas to the Jewish state. "The supply of gas is not part of the peace agreement, but it is certainly an important commercial agreement, which expresses the stable relations between the two states," said Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. He expressed hope that the issue would be solved "like any commercial disagreement, without taking on political dimensions" but said the unilateral cancelation of the gas deal was "not a good sign." Lieberman told Israeli radio: "Israel is interested in keeping the peace agreement and we think this is also in Egypt‘s highest interest.”

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