Mubarak: Sharon ei tunne muuta kuin verenvuodatuksen ja sodan.

Mubarak sanoi, ettei hän näe toivoa rauhasta Sharonin kanssa ja arvosteli Israelin hallitusta, Kiinan uutistoimiston Xinhuan haastattelussa.

"On selvää, ettei Sharonin kanssa ole ratkaisua. Hän on mies, joka ei tunne muuta kuin tappamisen , iskut ja sodan." Mubarak lainasi Sharonin hallituksen ministeriä, joka uhkasi miehittää uudelleen Egyptin Siinain ja iskeä High Dam:iin eteläisessä Egyptissä.

Mubarak kysyi: "Onko hallitus, jossa on tällaisia ministereitä, rauhan hallitus?" Mubarak on antanut Israelin ymmärtää, ettei vuoden 1967 - kaltainen sota enää toistu.

Egypti solmi rauhan Israelin kanssa 1979.(Sadat-Begin)

Mitchellin raportin suhteen Mubarak katsoi Arafatin tehneen tarpeeksi; Israelin nimenomaan pitäisi tehdä oma osuutensa.

Mubarak on lämmitellyt Kiinan-Egyptin-suhteita ja aikoo vierailla Jiang Zeminin kutsusta Kiinassa myöhemmin tänä vuonna.

Kommentti: Egyptin lehdistö on pari viime vuotta hyökännyt toistuvasti Israelia vastaan ja muokannut mieliä hyvin negatiiviseen suuntaan. Egypti myös tietää olevansa ratkaisijan roolissa laajamittaisen sodan suhteen Israelin ja arabimaiden välillä. Ei ole epäilystäkään, etteikö Syyria ja Irak ryhtyisi rintamaan Israelia vastaan, jos Egypti aloittaisi sodan Israelia vastaan.

Voisipa Irankin tarjota voimakasta apuaan hizbollahin asemille Libanoniin, kuten on jo tapahtunutkin , kun jättimäinen Antonov(venäl.) kuljetuskone äskettäin vei tuhansia tonneja Hizbollahille tarkoitettua sotamateriaalia Syyriaan. Osa siitä kulkeutuu Israelin Länsirannallekin PA:n käyttöön. Lyhyesti sanoen : Sota Lähi-Idässä on todennäköisempi kuin aikoihin. Sen osoittaa myös IDF:n 9 rekrytointiasemaa eri puolilla maailmaa.


Arabic News.com

Mubarak: Sharon knows nothing but bloodshed,war
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 7/19/2001

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that he sees no hope for peace with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and criticized the Israeli government, Mubarak said in an interview with Chinese News Agency Xinhua. "It is evident that with Sharon there is no solution. He is a man who knows nothing but killing, strikes and war." The Egyptian leader accused the Israeli government of failure to comply with previously signed pacts . "Frankly speaking, I see no hope with Sharon and his coterie which includes extremists.
" Mubarak cited the example of a minister in the Sharon government who threatened reoccupying Egyptian Sinai and striking at the High Dam in southern Egypt.
"Is a government including such persons a government of peace? " asked Mubarak.
He added that he had made it clear to Israelis that Egypt's defeat in the 1967 War would not be repeated.
"If you opted for war, you'd better know that the loss would be grave for all, including Israel," he addressed Israelis.
"Those figures who threaten war, killing and strikes are unbalanced and there is no point in talking with them.
Egypt was the first Arab country in 1979 to sign a peace treaty with Israel. Jordan followed in 1994.
Mubarak said that the current situation in the Middle East sharply contrasted the hopes which arose upon the initiation of the peace process between Palestinians and Israel in the early 1990s.
"Intense efforts made by different parties to calm the situation and put the peace process back on track, all have produced no substantial outcome."
Mubarak blamed the deteriorating situation on Israel's tight closure of the Palestinian areas, failure to fulfil previously signed agreements and insistence on having the final say as how far violence has subsided.

"The Mitchell report includes a balanced set of obligations which impose on the two sides to halt violence and oblige Israel to freeze its settlements policy until the final-status negotiations are completed." He was referring to a report compiled by a factfinding committee led by former US senator George Mitchell.
Mubarak said that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat had made "Herculean efforts" to scale down violence.
"But to be fair, Arafat could not bring violence under control by 100 per cent because there are several areas which are not under the full Palestinian authority."

The Egyptian leader urged Israel to recognise that Arafat had done enough to embark on the following phases of the Mitchell report.
"If not, we will continue to move into a vicious circle."
Mubarak cited latest efforts to defuse ten months of tensions , including this week's visit by Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres to Cairo where he conferred with Arafat.
"We pin hopes on the friendly Chinese position not only towards the Arab countries but for the fulfilment of fair and comprehensive peace in the Middle East as well," said Mubarak.
The Egyptian leader lauded ties with China, saying that he would visit Beijing later this year in response to an invitation from President Jiang Zemin.
He added that there were several opportunities to develop relations between the two countries.
Mubarak visited China in April, 1999 and Zemin came to Egypt twice last year.
"The (Egyptian and Chinese) governments jointly endeavour to increase the flow of trade between the two coun-tries and redress the disparity in the imbalance of payments," he said.
He added that talks were under way to allow Egyptian citrus into the Chinese market and lure more Chinese investments to Egypt.
"Egypt seeks progress and welfare for its people by modernising industry and attracting more foreign invest-ment and the utilisation of high technology," said Mubarak.
He cited an association pact recently signed between Egypt and the European Union and efforts to create an Arab common market.

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