The United States has called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to repudiate one of his old remarks about the Israeli regime.
At a press conference held in Washington on Tuesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney called the Egyptian president’s remarks "deeply offensive."
According to a video obtained by The New York Times
, back in 2010, Morsi made comments which were an apparent reference to the Israeli regime.
"We strongly condemn the remarks that the then Muslim Brotherhood leader made in 2010. The language that we have seen is deeply offensive. We completely reject these statements, as we do any language that espouses religious hatred,” Carney said, calling on Morsi to clarify his views.
"We will also judge him by what he says, and we think that these comments should be repudiated and they should be repudiated firmly," US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland also stated.
Morsi assumed office in June 2012.
In January 2011, the Egyptians launched a revolution against the pro-Israeli regime, which eventually brought an end to the 30-year dictatorship of former President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.