Mubarak: Granting independence to Southern Sudan – “dangerous”
Granting southern Sudan independence from Khartoum would "tear the region to shreds" and would be "dangerous" for both sides, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak said Saturday.
"Unilateral separation of the south from the north, not based on the will of the people, would tear the region to shreds," Mubarak said in the course of a meeting with students in Alexandria.
"The south is only a strong entity when joined to the north as one state," added the Egyptian leader, in comments broadcast live on Egyptian state television.
"Any agreement aimed at partition ... should be put to a public referendum, " he made clear, before adding, "division is a danger for the north and south". (Albawaba.com)
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