Peanut Gallery: Wait a second… now our foreign aid has become an entitlement program for Egypt? And Egypt is threatening to start trouble with Israel if we don’t pay up?
Morsi said the annual U.S. aid is part of its commitment to Egypt’s 1979 treaty with Israel — a bedrock of U.S. interests in the Middle East — and should not be at risk because of the dispute over the nonprofit groups.
“The U.S. is a principle part of this agreement and its guarantor. There is no room for talking about aid except in the framework of discussing the peace deal,” Morsi said. “Brandishing threats to stop this aid is out of place. Otherwise, the peace deal would be reconsidered or it could flounder.”
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