The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood continues its cat and mouse game with the U.S. over the future of the peace treaty with Israel as global media is reports on comments by a Brotherhood leader in which he said that if aid from the U.S. is cut, the Brotherhood might change the terms of treaty. According to a Jerusalem Post report:
US aid to Egypt is guaranteed by the Camp David Accords, and stopping it would be a violation of that treaty, a high-ranking Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker said Sunday. Essam El-Erian, who also serves as chairman of the Egyptian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said that should aid from Washington be cut, the Brotherhood would consider changing the terms of Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel. El-Erian told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat the US needs to understand that “what was acceptable before the revolution is no longer,” and that should the aid provisions outlined in the treaty be modified, it could open the door to further changes in t”
An earlier post discussed the conflicting statements by leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood about the Egypt/Israel peace treaty while anther post discussed comments by the deputy head of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood who said that West has an “obligation” to support Egypt with financial and diplomatic support.