Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni slammed the media, saying it is dealing with him as a "cow" awaiting slaughter, referring to attacks by the media after the theft of Van Gogh Poppy Flowers painting frpm a museum in Cairo.
Hosni stressed that this disaster took him to the brink of suicide.
Hosni told the UAE's newspaper The National "The media took its knives to slaughter me."
Since the theft Farouk Hosni became a favorite target for politicians and the media demanding him to resign.
"The scandal is not the stealing of the painting, but the way in which it was stolen!", he said, adding that France had also lost paintings by Picasso, a few months ago, as well as Italy, America and Japan. "
The minister said that the Egyptian authorities conveyed the international police, "Interpol" with the painting specifications.