Former President Jimmy Carter had a quick correction for President Barack Obama on Thursday during a speech at Drake University in Des Moines.
“Egypt is an ally of the US. We know Egypt well,” Carter said in response to a question on the subject, Fox News reports.
Obama had said on Wednesday: “I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy.”
In Iowa, Carter then spoke about Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Morsi, according to Fox. The former U.S. president said he knew Morsi well and has met with him.
Carter said Morsi is dedicated to peace and a truly democratic government.
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