Suleiman: Egypt is targeted by foreign forces
Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman said in a meeting with the editors of the country's state media Tuesday that President Mubarak does not reject the idea of power handover. Suleiman was quoted as saying that "President Mubarak supports the real handover of powers and has no problem in doing so, but there is a need to think about the future of Egypt who leads the way in the next phase, not the personality of the president but what are his specifications and directions".
Suleiman conveyed that "the revolution of youth had positive points but should not be drawn into the negative ones. We are keen on the Egyptian society, but the impacts and pressures will never be in the interest of society but an invitation for more chaos and the appearance of bats to terrorize the community," he said.
The Vice President of Egypt is convinced that the country was targeted and thus this is considered as an opportunity for others, unspecified elements, which do not look for change but to weaken Egypt and create chaos " God only knows the extent of this," he said.
Suleiman added that one of the reasons for the current crisis in Egypt is the external political interventions and especially the efforts of some elements to intervene and provide weapons in the north of Sinai.
As for the recent reports about the possibility of Egyptian President going to Germany for medical treatment, Suleiman said that Mubarak is in good health and there was no plan to travel to German, describing the reports in this regard as "blatant interference" in Egypt's internal affairs.
On Monday, the German newspaper Der Spiegel said on its website that are contacts to arrange a travel for Germany for the Egyptian President in order to get a treatment in a German hospital.
Meanwhile, the former Minister of Trade Rashid Mohamed Rashid, who is currently in Dubai, said in an interview Tuesday he was prepared to return to his country in order to face any judicial process on issues of misappropriation of funds.
Rashid, who was left out of the new government, denied reports that his wealth amounts to US$2 billion, saying, "This is a complete nonsense, if I have one percent of this amount I will be very happy."