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CAIRO – 9 January 2018: Attorney General Nabil Sadeq ordered investigations into the story published by the New York Times alleging Egyptian officials are supporting U.S. decision on Jerusalem.
The attorney general’s statement said that the article published by the U.S. newspaper would compromise security and public peace, and harm the public interest in Egypt.
Over the past days, the article, penned by David D. Kirkpatrick, has triggered public anger against the U.S. newspaper, with many criticizing the paper’s unprofessional, inaccurate reporting on this issue.
The SIS released a statement commenting on the article, saying it was fabricated. The SIS also discussed the ethical side of relying on leaked recordings, asserting that Egypt’s stance should only be taken from public officials, statements, the Foreign Ministry and the President.