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US condemns comments by Egypt's Mursi in 2010
Published Wednesday 16/01/2013 09:50
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The White House on Tuesday strongly condemned comments that Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi was reported to have made in 2010 when he was a Muslim Brotherhood leader and which were widely regarded as anti-Semitic in nature.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that the language Mursi had used was "deeply offensive" and that US officials raised concerns with the Egyptian government on the matter.

Nearly three years ago, Mursi, as an Islamist political leader, delivered a speech urging Egyptians to "nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred" for Jews and Zionists, the New York Times reported. In a television interview months later, he described Zionists as "these bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs," the newspaper said.

Carney noted, however, that Mursi, as president, had helped broker an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza and had promised to uphold Egypt's peace treaty with Israel.
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1 ) Joe Fattal / USA
17/01/2013 19:42
Why it took that long for the US to condemned a comment made 3 years ago?. Beside there is no love in between Egypt and Israel.
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