Egypt committed to maintaining peace treaty with Israel

Egypt committed to maintaining peace treaty with Israel

PanARMENIAN.Net - Egypt is committed to maintaining its peace treaty with Israel, a top Egyptian official said following an attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo a day before, adding that Egypt would reinstate emergency protest laws which had been cancelled at the onset of Egyptian protests against former President Hosni Mubarak, Haaretz reported.

Last weekend Egypt raised its national alertness level following a severe nighttime incident, as thousands of Egyptian protesters attacked the Israeli embassy in Cairo, resulting in the evacuation of dozens of Israeli diplomats.

A governmental source said that Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf was holding an emergency meeting with several cabinet members as well as members of Egypt's ruling military council to discuss the night's events.

Coming out of that meeting, Egypt's Information Minister Osama Heikal assured that Egypt was committed to all of the international treaties to which it is a signatory, adding Cairo's commitment to securing the safety of all diplomats assigned to the country.

"Everything that happened is a gross violation of the law, and one cannot call the perpetrators of the act as either brave or patriotic," Heikal said, adding that "What happened severely injured Egypt's pride as well as its international standing, and that is not something we can accept."

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