June 11, 2013

Mursi says ‘all options open’ on Ethiopia Nile dam

Mursi says ‘all options open’ on Ethiopia Nile dam

Mursi says 'all options open' on Ethiopia Nile damReuters – Cairo | President Mohamed Mursi said on Monday he would keep “all options” open to defend Egypt’s water supply from being affected by a giant new dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile but he added that Cairo did not want war.

In a televised speech to Islamist supporters in Cairo, Mursi used emotive language to underline the importance of the Nile waters to Egypt: “We are not advocates of war, but we will never permit our water security … to be threatened,” he said.

Reporting by Tom Perry; Editing by Alastair Macdonald

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