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October 18, 2012 8:47 am

Morsi Denies Sending Warm Letter to Peres, Again

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Egypt's President-Elect Mohamed Morsi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s warm letter to President Shimon Peres, delivered Wednesday by Cairo’s new envoy here, is evoking angry reactions in Egypt, with one Muslim Brotherhood official dubbing the letter, published exclusively by The Times of Israel, a “Zionist fabrication.”

The letter, dated July 19, was handed to Peres at an official ceremony in the presidential residence by Egypt’s incoming ambassador to Israel, Atef Salem, on Wednesday. Israeli officials said the letter’s July date was presumably when it was drafted by Egyptian foreign ministry officials. Salem was appointed on September 2 but presented his credentials to Peres at Wednesday’s ceremony, formally beginning his term, along with the new ambassador from Jordan and several other new envoys.

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