Will They, Won’t They; Conflicting Statements Continue On The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood And Peace Treaty


The conflicting statements by leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood about the Egypt/Israel peace treaty continue; this time with Brotherhood Guidance Bureau member Ibrahim Mounir denying earlier reports that the Brotherhood had “reassured” the U.S. about continuing to respect the treaty. According to a report on Ahram Online:

Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Bureau member Ibrahim Mounir denied on Friday his organisation had reassured Washington concerning Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. Mounir told Iranian satellite channel El-Alam that the MB had previously explained that this issue would be proposed to the Egyptian nation in a referendum to decide upon its fate. Mounir’s explanation came as a response to the statements made by US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland on Thursday claiming that the MB has reassured the US it would maintain the peace treaty with Israel.

Another post reported on earlier comments made by another Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader in which he said that the Brotherhood would not recognize Israel and would work toward canceling the 1978 peace treaty.

Previous posts have provided background on Mr. Mounir, formerly living in exile in the UK, and his role in a money-laundering trial carried out under the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

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