Lieberman not welcome in Egypt

And so it begins: Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Wednesday that his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, is not welcome in Egypt. "His feet will not step on Egyptian soil as long as he maintains his positions," Aboul Gheit told Russia Today TV. Lieberman sparked outrage in Egypt last year when he criticized its ...

And so it begins:

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Wednesday that his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, is not welcome in Egypt.

"His feet will not step on Egyptian soil as long as he maintains his positions," Aboul Gheit told Russia Today TV.

And so it begins:

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Wednesday that his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, is not welcome in Egypt.

"His feet will not step on Egyptian soil as long as he maintains his positions," Aboul Gheit told Russia Today TV.

Lieberman sparked outrage in Egypt last year when he criticized its president, Hosni Mubarak, in a speech before the Knesset, saying that the Egyptian leader could "go to hell." 

U.S. envoy George Mitchell will meet with Lieberman for the first time tomorrow.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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