According to a document dated July 2008 which was issed Monday by WikiLeaks, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's top concern for the stability of Iraq and the region is Iran. He told visiting U.S Senator John Kerry that he believes that "as a result of the invasion of Iraq, Iran is spreading everywhere."
The Egyptian leader urged the U.S. to be wary of what Iran says. "They are big, fat liars and justify their lies because they believe it is for ahigher purpose." He said he believes this opinion is shared by other leaders in the region. Nonetheless, he opined that no Arab state will join the U.S. in a defense relationship vis-a-vis Iran out of fear of "sabotage and Iranian terrorism." He said Iran's sponsorship of terrorism is "well-known but I cannot say it publicly. It would create a dangerous situation." Mubarak said that sanctions are thebest hope for containing Iran, but Arab states won't dare to endorse them.