Egypt’s President demands Israel to get rid of all weapons of mass destruction
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak demanded at the start of the new session of parliament on Saturday that Israel's weapons of mass destruction be submitted to the same United Nations (UN) inspections being imposed on Iraq.
The Egyptian President, in addition, warned against any attempts to exploit the US-led war against terrorism to change regimes by force.
"We continue to demand, with insistence, that the same norms be applied to Israel to get rid of all its weapons of mass destruction potential," Mubarak said.
Such a move would "consolidate the international movement toward the banning of the proliferation of these weapons, because of their danger for all humanity," he expressed.
Moreover, he stressed the necessity of "opposing campaigns, being conducted by certain parties, to exploit the international campaign against terrorism with the aim of bringing about economic benefits or changing leaders and regimes by force," without naming any specific countries, according to AFP.
The Egyptian leader has called upon Baghdad to accept new UN Security Council Resolution 1441 to avert a war, which would likely overthrow its government. However, Israel is also widely believed to possess weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear missiles, even though it has never formally admitted to them. (Albawaba.com)
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