Shockingly, he believes them despite their numerous public threats to cast it aside.
Via Washington Examiner:
In the face of warnings by the Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to tear up the Arab nation’s peace treaty with Israel if U.S. aid is cut, former President Jimmy Carter, the chief negotiator of the 1978 deal, says he trusts the Islamists to do the right thing no matter what. The reason: because they told him so. […]
On Thursday, Carter was interviewed by John McCaslin, co-host of America’s Morning News. Asked McCaslin: “Last year the world watched the Arab Spring descend on Egypt to ouster President Mubarak, and now Islamist parties control 74 percent of the seats in the Egyptian parliament, of which the Muslim Brotherhood, now Egypt’s new power brokers, got 47 percent. Do you now see Egypt moving away from the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty that you helped broker after the 1978 Camp David Accords?”
Carter, still very active in his Carter Center that promotes democracy and human rights, said no, and noted that he has met with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. “They assured me personally and they have made public statements accordingly that they will honor the peace treaty that I helped negotiate in 1979. They know its very important to Egypt to maintain peace with Israel and I don’t have any doubt that they will carry out their promise to me.”