BERLIN, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The German government condemned
on Friday any comments that might damage the goal of Middle East
peace as "unhelpful", when asked about remarks on Jews that
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi is reported to have made in
2010 when he was a Muslim Brotherhood leader.
"I will not comment on the remarks that have been attributed
to Mr. Mursi," a spokesman for the German foreign ministry told
a news conference ahead of a visit by President Mursi to Germany
"But for the German government it is clear that reducing
tensions and working towards a long-term solution is the top
priority in the Middle East. This applies not only to Egypt, but
also to Egypt. Aggressive or hurtful comments from any side are
(Writing by Noah Barkin)
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