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  4/23/2012, Iyar 1, 5772

Lieberman: End to Gas Deal Part of a Business Dispute


Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Defense Forces' Radio, Monday morning, that he hopes Egypt's suspension of a deal to supply Israel with natural gas is part of a business dispute.

Other Israeli sources say that the unilateral announcement was an attempt to pressure the EMG company, one of whose principles is Israeli businessman Yossi Maimon, to withdraw and eight-billion-dollar lawsuit filed against the Egyptian government over disruptions in deliveries which started with the demonstrations that led to the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak's government in January of 2011.