JERUSALEM, July 5 (UPI) -- A post on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's Twitter account said he invited Israeli President Shimon Peres to Cairo but Israel said no invitation was received.
The Wednesday post said Morsi had invited Peres to visit in August and had also sent letters to Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stressing his intention to uphold the peace treaty with Israel and continue cooperation between the two countries, the Hebrew daily Maariv said Thursday.
Peres spokeswoman Ayelet Frish told the newspaper she was unaware of the invitation and no letter from the Egyptian president had been received. Netanyahu's office also denied receiving any letter.
This is not the first time statements attributed to Morsi have been found to be baseless. Shortly before Morsi was officially announced as Egypt's new president, the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars claimed it had conducted an exclusive interview with him in which he said he planned to expand ties between Tehran and Cairo to create a "strategic balance in the region." Morsi's spokesman called the interview a fabrication.
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