Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mubarak: "Regional 'calm' more important than Iran's nukes..."

"The comments from presidential spokesman Suleiman Awwad indicate that Egypt fears Israel is attempting side step the issue of the peace process in favor of the issue of the Iranian threat.
His remarks come just ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to the region and a high profile speech expected to address the faltering peace process.

 "With regard to attempts to say Iran is a common danger, President Mubarak's and Egypt's priority is on the Palestinian issue," he told reporters in Cairo. "This will remain the priority regardless of the numerous dangers and threats in the Middle East."...

 While Sunni Arab governments agree Shiite Iran is a potential threat they are reluctant to be seen as joining Israel against another Muslim nation. Arabs also fear that a focus on Iran will derail efforts to commit Obama to the two-state solution..."


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