Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak refused to respond to telephone calls from US President Barack Obama because he still felt offended by Obama's statement in which he called on Mubarak "to step down immediately," London-based Arabic language daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi
reported on Thursday.
Mubarak, still living in "presidential style" in Sharm el-Sheikh, according to the report, refused an invitation from Saudi King Abdullah to come to the kingdom, telling him he preferred to die on Egyptian soil.RELATED:
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The report said that it was not clear if Mubarak had been in contact
with Egypt's new military rulers through his former deputy Omar
Mubarak, whose health deteriorated in the aftermath of his resignation
but has since stabilized, is surrounding by personal security, according
to the report.
The Sharm el-Sheikh luxury palace that Mubarak is residing in belongs
to the former Egyptian president's friend and business associate,
Hussein Salem. Salem owns a company which helped Mubarak carry out arms
deals, utilize US aid to Egypt and export gas to Israel, according to Al-Quds Al-Arabi
The palace is extremely secure and not easily approachable, the report added.
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