WASHINGTON – US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spoke with his Egyptian counterpart Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sissi on Tuesday.
In a press briefing held in the Pentagon, Panetta said that the meeting went well adding that al-Sissi assured him that Egypt is committed to the Camp David agreement and to stopping Sinai terror.
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Earlier Tuesday Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's legal adviser was quoted as saying that Cairo was planning to "discuss amendments to the 1979 peace treaty with Israel to ensure Egypt's full sovereignty over the Sinai Peninsula."
In an interview with al-Masry al-Youm, Mohamed Jadallah said there was no conflict between Morsi and the Higher Military Council.
He stressed that none of the military leaders intervened in the election of the new defense minister and chief of staff and that the president had the prerogative to make changes in the top military brass.
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