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Freedom and Justice Party denies agreement with Washington on respecting Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

February 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party has denied a report in Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth which claimed that the party is holding talks with the US Administration about the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. The source is claimed to be US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey D. Feltman.

The FJP’s Secretary General, Mohamed Saad Al-Katatny, said that the newspaper report published on Wednesday was “false” and that his party has had no such with Americans or Israelis about the treaty.

Speaking to Quds Press, Al-Katatny said, “The party’s position is clear when it comes to respecting international treaties, as long as they achieve their goals for the benefit both sides.” He noted that the parliament maintains the right to revise any treaty which doesn’t achieve its goals.

Jeffrey Feltman was quoted in Yedioth Ahronoth as saying that the US Administration is having a constructive dialogue with Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt, and that both sides agreed that the movement will respect the peace treaty with Israel. The Americans, he added, expressed their belief that the treaty is an important aspect of Egypt’s stability.