Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak complained he has been the victim of a smear campaign, in his first remarks aired Sunday since he stepped down in February. The statement was broadcast on Al-Arabiya TV.
Mubarak, who has been under house arrest stated he was ready to assist any investigations into his family's alleged assets abroad. According to him, both he and his family were the victims of "unjust campaigns and false claims that seek to ruin my reputation and challenge my integrity and my... military and political history."
Mubarak said he was ready to assist the "public prosecutor to ask the foreign ministry of Egypt to communicate with all foreign ministries in the world asking them to reveal our assets abroad."
He slammed the media for reporting that he had "large properties" abroad, and denied he had foreign bank accounts. "I reserve my legal rights toward whoever tried to ruin me and my family's reputation," he said in the audio message.