Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, the leader of the National Front for Change in Egypt and the former director of the International Agency for Atomic Energy assured the United States and Israel that the new regime after the departure of President Mubarak, will not be hostile to them. ElBaradei said in a television interview with the American CBS News network that "the idea that in case Egypt becomes a democracy it will become hostile to the United States and hostile to Israel, is frail," noting: "I do not think he (Mubarak) understands what it means democracy. I do not think he understands that it really is to give up power."
ElBaradei also rejected the recent offer made by Vice President Omar Suleiman to start a dialogue with the Egyptian opposition, saying: "I will not go in any dialogue as long as Mubarak in power because this will only grant legitimacy for this regime."
ElBaradei had made an appeal to the Army calling to intervene in order to protect the citizens of Egypt after the peaceful demonstrations demanding the departure of Mubarak turned to violent clashes.