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August 26, 2011 8:39 am

Arab League Chief: Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty can be Anulled

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Nabil Elaraby greets Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Photo: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office.

YNet – Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said Friday that all peace treaties are subject to the Vienna Convention which stipulates that if one side violates the agreement, the other can reserve the option to amend or annul the agreement.

In an interview with Al-Arabiya TV, Elaraby said that the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt can be amended, noting that the accords are “not sacred – they are not the Koran or the New Testament.” In a jab addressed at ousted President Hosni Mubarak he noted that no one ever told Israel off under the old regime. “There were violations and they were ignored,” he said.

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