Iraq criticizes Egypt over cutting ties with Syria

Iraq criticizes Egypt over cutting ties with Syria
Mon Jun 17, 2013 22:29:41

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has criticized Egypt’s decision over cutting its relations with Syria.

In his speech during the ceremony of Iraqi Political Prisoners Day held in Baghdad on Monday al-Maliki said “We wonder some Arab countries over cutting their relations with Syria.”

“It would be better for these countries to cut their relations with Israel instead of overlooking the problems," al-Maliki said.

We could never forget difficulties and suffers caused by Israeli regime to the regional countries, he added.

The Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi announced on Saturday his country’s decision to cut ties with Syria over current crisis in the war torn country.

Government sources have leaked to local media that the President has made the decision to severe ties with Syria against the council of his top aides, who have said the move will bring an end to any attempts of mediation by Egypt.

Many believe that due to internal pressures over mounting economic and political problems, Morsi is attempting to find a foreign enemy to divert Egyptians attention.

Experts believe and the sentiment is shared by many Egyptians that Morsi is trying to gather support to a cause ahead of the June 30th protests when opposition is expected to come out in mass calling for early presidential elections.

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