Wikileaks: Mubarak calls Iran 'liar,' 'terrorism-sponsor'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 29, 2010 17:00

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak called the Iranians "liars" and said they are "sponsors of terrorism" during a meeting with US Senator John Kerry in July 2008, a newly released Wikileaks document revealed.

The document said that Mubarak "urged the US to be wary of what Iran says," because "they are big, fat liars" and he thinks this opinion is shared by other leaders in the region, but also noted that "no Arab state will join the US in a defense relationship vis-a-vis Iran out of fear of 'sabotage and Iranian terrorism.'"

Mubarak added that Iran's support of terrorism is "well-known but I cannot say it publicly. It would create a dangerous situation."

Speaking on the Middle East peace process, Mubarak expressed pessimism, saying that "Palestinians are quarreling" and Hamas will reject agreements made by Abu Mazen.


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