Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Monday the U.S.-led war on Iraq would produce "one hundred new bin Ladens," driving more Muslims to anti-Western militancy.
"When it is over, if it is over, this war will have horrible consequences," Mubarak told Egyptian soldiers in the city of Suez.
"Instead of having one bin Laden, we will have 100 bin Ladens," he added.
The Egyptian leader added that international commitments obliged his country to keep the Suez Canal open to all vessels. "Crossing of ships of the Suez Canal is a right for all countries and is an international commitment that cannot be trampled with," he aired.
He repeated his previous call that all Middle East states, including Israel, should be free of weapons of mass destruction. (Albawaba.com)