Thursday, August 13, 2009

EGYPT: Israel Gas Deal Inflames Opposition

By Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani, Inter Press Service

CAIRO, Aug 12 (IPS) – Opposition figures and political activists have slammed a new deal to sell Egyptian liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Israel at what they say are vastly reduced prices.

“Egyptian gas is being sold to Israel at prices far below the international average,” Ibrahim Yosri, former head of legal affairs and treaties at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry told IPS. “This agreement is proof that the ruling regime is unconcerned with public opinion and is insistent on depriving the Egyptian public of its rightful national assets.”

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