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Egyptian Leader Mohamed Morsi Spells Out Terms For U.S.-Arab Ties

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gestures while speaking during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gestures while speaking during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

CAIRO — On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.

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