Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Saturday called for a nuclear-free Middle East in his address to world leaders at the United Nations.
According to Egytian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabe'a, Fahmy mentioned Israel and Syria in particular in his call for Mideast countries to declare their support for a region "free from weapons of mass destruction, as well as from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons."
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The interim foreign minister told the UN General Assembly in New York that Egypt's latest political transition, including presidential and parliamentary elections, will end "by next spring."
Fahmy is part of an interim government installed by the country's powerful military after the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July.
Earlier this week, Fahmy told The Associated Press that Egypt's relations with the United States are "unsettled" as the country struggles to redefine its national interests.
Roi Kais contributed to this report
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