ElBaradei: Democratic Egypt won't be anti-Israel, US

Egyptian opposition leader says he won't negotiate until Mubarak resigns, fears of anarchy are a government ploy.

ElBaradei Cairo 311 (photo credit: Associated Press)
ElBaradei Cairo 311
(photo credit: Associated Press)
Egyptian opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei said that claims that a democratic Egypt "will become hostile" to Israel and the US are "hype," overnight Wednesday.
"The hype that once Egypt becomes a democracy, it will become hostile to the US and hostile to Israel - I mean, these are the two hypes and are fictions," he said in an interview with CBS News.
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ElBaradei also said he will "never get into a dialogue while Mubarak is in power."
"Because all what you [by negotiating with Mubarak] do is give that regime a legitimacy, which in my view, they have lost," he added. "But more importantly - I don't think he understand what democracy means. I don't think he understands that he really needs to, you know, let go."
The former IAEA chief said that there will not be a power vacuum if Mubarak resigns immediately, and that raising fears of anarchy are a government ploy.
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