Netanyahu: treaty with Egypt is a cornerstone of peace

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed a pledge by the Egyptian military to maintain the peace treaty between the two countries. Netanyahu said the treaty "is a cornerstone of peace and stability in the Middle East." His announcement came after Egypt's military rulers promised the country will abide by its international agreements, a nod to allay concerns that Egypt's peace deal with Israel could be threatened following the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Following Netanyahu's statement, Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke with his Egyptian counterpart Hussein Tantawi who has headed the top military security council in Egypt since anti-government protests began.