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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tiran and Sanafir debates gets fiery in second day of discussions

Smurf island discussions to continue today after a fiery session on Monday: Discussion at the House of Representatives yesterday over the agreement to hand Tiran and Sanafir islands over to Saudi Arabia reached a boiling point as MPs, Ahram Gate reports. House Speaker Ali Abdel Aal was forced to adjourn the session and restrict attendance at future sessions to the Legislative Committee after members of the majority and opposition blocs came close to blows.

The agreement can’t go to national referendum and is not up for amendment sinceink was already put to paper with another sovereign state, constitutional law expert Salah Fawzy told MPs in testimony yesterday. Meanwhile, opposition MPs held a meeting yesterday to discuss ways of building popular opposition to the agreement, and politically active journalists have reportedly called for a protest against the pact tonight at the Press Syndicate.

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