CAIRO, April 22 (RIA Novosti)
The head of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company said Sunday it has terminated its long-term contract gas deal with Israel because of violations of contractual obligations, Egypt’s daily al-Ahram reported.
The decision came after a string of cross-border pipeline attacks in the 14 months since Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's ouster last February.
The move overshadows the peace agreement between the two countries, Israel commented.
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