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September 5, 2012 11:47 am

Morsi Backs Palestinian Membership at UN in Major Foreign Policy Speech

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Photo: wiki commons.

Washington Post/AP – Egypt’s president gave his first major foreign policy speech on Wednesday, telling the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down before it is too late, warning Iran against interfering in Arab affairs and voicing support for Palestinian efforts to gain full membership status at the United Nations.

Addressing an Arab foreign ministers’ meeting in Cairo, Mohammed Morsi outlined the foreign policy objectives of his administration, more than two months after he took office as the nation’s first freely elected and civilian president.

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