One of the first things he announces is plans to restart relations with Iran that were severed over 30 years ago, all to bring strategic ‘balance’ to the region. But no don’t worry, he really wants Democracy and freedom. We know because he said that’s what he wanted and words mean everything. Right?
DAILY MAIL – Egypt’s Islamist President-elect Mohammed Morsy has said he wants to restore long-severed ties with Tehran to create a strategic ‘balance’ in the region, in an interview published on Monday with Iran’s Fars news agency.
Morsy’s comments may unsettle Western powers as they seek to isolate Iran over its disputed nuclear programme, which they suspect it is using to build atomic bombs, which Tehran denies.
Diplomatic relations between Egypt and Iran were severed more than 30 years ago, but both countries have signalled a shift in policy since former president Hosni Mubarak was toppled last year in a popular uprising.
We must restore normal relations with Iran based on shared interests, and expand areas of political coordination and economic cooperation because this will create a balance of pressure in the region,’ Morsy was quoted as saying in a transcript of the interview