Monday, July 08, 2002

Egypt Throws Support Behind Arafat



No surprise here. Mubarak remains a complex figure. I'm never sure whether he is manipulating the Palestinians to keep trouble in the region or just involved in a balancing act to prevent radicals in Egypt from killing him.

n remarks after Mubarak met a U.S Senate delegation and a senior Arafat envoy, Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher accused Israel of ``obstructing peace and stability in the region.''

``Egypt strongly supports the democratically elected Palestinian leadership and refuses any attempt to outflank it,'' Maher told reporters.

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