CAIRO — A news report began circulating this week suggesting that Egypt is going to recognize the Armenian Genocide. The Russian news agency Regnum suggested that Adli Mansur, the present president of Egypt, suggested as much on his Twitter feed.
“An international document is to be signed by the representatives of Egypt in the UN, which recognizes the genocide of one million Armenians implemented by the Turkish army,” Regnum said.
Our sources in Cairo report that during a recent press conference, the foreign minister of Egypt, Nabil Fahmy, was asked directly by a journalist about the veracity of this particular news item. His answer was “not to my knowledge, but if someone in the government has done something unbeknownst to me,” he said, then he has not heard about it yet.