Egypt says won’t deal with Lieberman


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Egypt’s foreign minister said his country will not deal with Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.

Ahmed Abul Gheit said Wednesday in an interview with Russia Today television that his country would work with Israel and any of its proposals, but not through Lieberman.

"Of course he will not visit Cairo as long as his positions remain unchanged," Gheit added.

Last year during a Knesset session, Lieberman said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could "go to hell" of he was not interested in visiting Israel.

Lieberman backtracked during a speech at a ceremony earlier this month marking the start of his tenure in office, when he said he would like to visit Egypt and welcomed its leaders to Israel, saying Egypt is key to achieving stability in the region.

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