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News number: 8903161373

16:58 | 2010-06-06

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Egyptians Expect Future President to Cut Ties with Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- A well-known Egyptian journalist underlined that his people desire a strong president who would not comply with the US demands and aspirations and who would sever ties with the Zionist regime of Israel.



"The Egyptian nation expects its future president to sever relations with the Zionist regime and to support resistance," Ali Abul-Kheyr, assistant editor-in-chief of the Arabic paper al-Anvar, told FNA on Sunday.

"Generally speaking, the United States supports those candidates who demand progress in the Middle-East peace talks and are committed to the capitalist system. This is while a majority of the Egyptians are living under the line of poverty and wealth is in the hands of the ruling power," he said in response to a question about Washington's support for reformists in the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt.

"The United States wants those candidates who secure Washington's interests to come to power," Abul-Kheyr said.

"The United States wants a person who accepts Washington's conditions to ascend to power, even if that person is the Satan.

"Meanwhile, Egyptians demand that the future president of their country meet their demands and aspirations, including severance of ties with the Zionist regime and withdrawing of the peace accord with this regime, because this nation supports resistance and aspires to interaction and cooperation with the Arab and Islamic countries," he concluded.