Egypt President Mohamed Morsi.
Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has called on the United States to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, saying that the US should show greater respect for values in the Arab world.
"Successive American administrations essentially purchased with American taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region…I prove my independence by taking the correct acts for my country," said Morsi in an interview withthe New York Times on Saturday.
“If you want to judge the performance of the Egyptian people by the standards of … American culture, then there is no room for judgment ….When the Egyptians decide something, probably it is not appropriate for the US When the Americans decide something, this, of course, is not appropriate for Egypt,” he added.
He went on to say that Americans “have a special responsibility” for the Palestinians since the United States had signed the 1978 Camp David accord which called for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the West Bank and Gaza.
Referring to full Palestinian self-rule, Egyptian president has noted that “as long as peace and justice are not fulfilled for the Palestinians, then the treaty remains unfulfilled”.
The Egyptians launched a revolution against the pro-Israeli regime in January 2011, which eventually brought an end to the 30-year dictatorship of former President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.
On June 24, after days of delay, Egypt’s Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission announced that Morsi had won the country’s June 16-17 run-off presidential election.
In: Other Middle East
Tags: egypt, mursi, morsi, arab, world, iran, syria, israel, usa, obama
Location: Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt (load item map)
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