Mubarak: ''Arabs hate US more than ever''
Arabs hate the United States more than ever following the war in Iraq and Israel's assassination of two Hamas leaders, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
The Egyptian leader told French daily Le Monde that America's acts had led to despair, frustration and a sense of injustice among Arabs.
"Today there is hatred of the Americans like never before in the region," he said in an interview.
He blamed the hostility partly on American support for Israel.
"At the start some considered the Americans were helping them. There was no hatred of the Americans. After what has happened in Iraq, there is unprecedented hatred and the Americans know it," Mubarak noted.
"People have a feeling of injustice. What's more, they see (Prime Minister Ariel) Sharon acting as he wants, without the Americans saying anything. He assassinates people who don't have the planes and helicopters that he has."
"The despair and feeling of injustice are not going to be limited to our region alone. American and Israeli interests will not be safe, not only in our region but anywhere in the world," Mubarak said. (Albawaba.com)
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