Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak warned of the threats faced by Lebanon and asked God to protect Lebanese from the evil.The Egyptian leader said activity on the Lebanese arena now revolves around the expected indictment of the International Tribunal in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.
"The fate of Lebanese consensus and coexistence should not become hostage to this indictment regardless of its content," Mubarak said in an interview published Tuesday by the Armed Forces newspaper to mark the 37th anniversary of the 1973 War. .
Mubarak also warned that the Middle East peace process "cannot afford a new failure." "It also cannot afford escalation of violence and terrorism in the region if negotiations collapsed," he said.
Mubarak conveyed any progress on the Israeli-Palestinian track opens the way for similar progresses and agreements on both the Lebanese and Syrian tracks."
On Iran, he said Tehran "can become part of a solution to the Middle East crises, rather than being one of the causes of problems."