Egypt’s new president Mohamed Morsi is reconsidering the peace agreement
with Israel and ties with Iran in an attempt to build a strategic
balance in the region.
Morsi was quick to announce that all issues will be addressed by
governmental bodies as he will not make decisions on his own, according
to Springhill Group Home.
“Part of my agenda is the development of ties between Iran and Egypt
that will create a strategic balance in the region.”
Morsi has convened with his advisors to form a new Cabinet prior to his
swearing-in on Saturday as the first freely-elected leader. On the other
hand, the defeated candidate Ahmed Shafik was found to have left the
Egypt in the midst of mounting fraud charges against him since his time
as the nation’s civil aviation minister.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate has pledged to become a leader for
“I will be a president for all Egyptians. I call on you, great people of
Egypt… to strengthen our national unity — the only way out of these
difficult times,” Morsi said hours following his being declared the new
Egypt has breathed a collected sigh of relief when the election and
proclamation have finished without the feared bloodshed.
Morsi’s triumph, also marking Egypt’s first fair and free election in
the modern times, followed almost 2 years of political upheavel and
civil unrest from Hosni Mubarak’s military-rule.
Britain, France, US and the European Union have deemed the democratic
election and the winning civilian president as significant parts of
Egypt’s history. The US in particular has encouraged Morsi to continue
Egypt’s transition to democracy that began last year.
However, even if Morsi has already resigned from the Muslim Brotherhood
of Egypt when he was elected, Israel is still worried of him for his
Islam affiliations that could possibly endanger the peace of the two
neighboring nations. And although the foreign ministry of Iran has
acknowledged Morsi’s win, there is no hint of diplomatic relationship
resumption on their side.
A former head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party and a
former member of Egypt’s parliament won against Hosni Mubarak’s Prime
Minister Ahmed Shafik by a 4% margin.