Daybreak: In Egypt, Rage at Shafik’s Inclusion
Plus the Iran talks are stalled, and more in the news
• Egyptian officials confirmed that Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, will face Ahmed Shafik, formerly of the Mubarak regime, in the second and final round of presidential elections. Last night, Shafik’s office was torched and vandalized, and thousands marched on Tahrir Square to protest his inclusion. [WP]
• As the reality of last week’s P5+1 talks in Baghdad sinks in, observers grow more despondent about the possibility of a negotiated resolution with Iran. [WSJ]
• In Azerbaijan, Iran had targeted officials from Israel, Saudi Arabia … and the United States. [WP]
• Turkey indicted four former senior Israeli military men, including the ex-heads of the navy and the IDF itself, for their alleged roles in the 2010 Gaza flotilla interception, which killed nine. It’s unclear yet just how much (or little) this will affect currently strained Israel-Turkey relations. [NYT]
• France, Britain, and Germany expelled their Syrian ambassadors. More at 10. [AP/Haaretz]
• It’s my job to note that Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, of Hamas, met with an elections council appointed by President Mahmoud Abbas, of Fatah to discuss joint ballots. [NYT]
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