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Morsi: War in Syria Must End

The war in Syria must end, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said in his debut speech Wednesday at the United Nations. The newly elected president said that fighting in Syria has killed at least 30,000 people, making it the “tragedy of the age.” He also called on the other nations in attendance to join him in his quest to stop the fighting, pledging not to rest until it stops. Morsi also spoke about the controversial anti-Islam video that sparked riots across Muslim countries, condemning the videos as obscenity but also decrying the violence in response to it. Relations between Egypt and the United States are tenuous after the embassy strike, with President Obama recently commenting that he wouldn’t consider Egypt an “ally” or an “enemy.”

September 26, 2012 6:45 PM