Egyptian Salafist party: We'll respect the peace treaty with Israel

Salafi movement leaders announced that they plan to respect all treaties that Egypt has signed, including the peace treaty with Israel.

Al-Nour spokesman Yousri Hamad said there was nothing that was preventing the party from engaging in dialogue with Israel, but party leaders clarified that his comments do not reflect the movement’s position and that the matter is being examined.

Hamad told a Kuwaiti newspaper that any talks with Israel would be held “under the supervision of the Foreign Ministry. We will not allow any secret negotiations.”

The Al-Nour spokesman said the Muslim Brotherhood’s refusal to negotiate with Israel is unrealistic.