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Egypt, Israel to cooperate against militants: Sissi

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi addresses the media during a joint press conference at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria.

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AP, Cairo :
U.S. television network CBS says Egypt's president has told it in an interview that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula.
Excerpts from the interview released by CBS over the weekend also quote President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi as denying there are political prisoners in Egypt, where he has overseen one of the largest crackdowns on dissent in the country's modern history.CBS, which will air the full interview Sunday on its show "60 Minutes," says it rejected a request by the Egyptian government not to show it.
In the interview, the general-turned-president questioned a recent Human Rights Watch report that Egypt is detaining 60,000 political prisoners, but added that his government must intervene against extremists "regardless of their numbers."
Meanwhile, "60 Minutes" conducted an interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi that they say the Egyptian government asked them not run. In an article teasing the interview, the news organization said they will proceed with the piece this Sunday and not bow to any pressure.
"The '60 Minutes' team was contacted by the Egyptian Ambassador shortly after and told the interview could not be aired. The interview will be broadcast on '60 Minutes,' Sunday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS," they wrote, in a post headlined "The Interview Egypt's Government Doesn't Want On TV."
The interview was conducted by show veteran Scott Pelley while the Egyptian president was in New York on a recent visit. In a brief clip released by CBS, Pelley can be seen questioning the general over the jailing of political dissidents.
"Do you have a good idea of how many political prisoners you're holding?" Pelley asked.
"We don't have political prisoners, or prisoners of opinion," el-Sisi responded. "We are trying to stand against extremists who impose their ideology on the people. Now they are subject to a fair trial and it may take years, but we have to follow the law."
Pelley pressed, citing Human Rights Watch figures reporting that 60,000 political prisoners were currently being held in Egypt.El-Sisi responded again, without emotion, denying the figure and saying he had no idea where the number was coming from.Reps for el-Sisi at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap about the "60 Minutes" claim.
The interview comes at a much-needed time for "60 Minutes," which has been without an executive producer after longtime chief Jeff Fager exited in the wake of a #MeToo scandal. Fager was a close ally to former CBS chief Les Moonves, who was also fired by the company and denied severance (a decision he is fighting).

Details from an internal investigation into CBS' culture of sexual misconduct have frequently been leaked to the press.

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