Egypt warns all options open for Ethiopia Nile dam

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:14

Cairo: Egypt`s President has warned that "all options are open" in dealing with Ethiopia`s efforts to build a dam that threatens to leave Nile-dependent Egypt with a dangerous water shortage.

In a live televised speech today before hundreds of supporters, Mohammed Mursi said Egypt is not calling for war but his country is "ready to defend" its water security.

"Our blood is the alternative," Mursi said, and the crowd erupted in applause.
The crisis started last month when Ethiopia diverted the flow of the Blue Nile, one of the Nile`s sources, to make way for construction of the dam. The move took Egypt by surprise.

Mursi says Egypt does not wish harm upon any nation, but that the lives of all Egyptians are connected to the Nile River.

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First Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:14

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