WikiLeaks: Egypt May Seek Atomic Arms If Iran Does

(Reuters) Alexander Dziadosz and Marwa Awad - President Hosni Mubarak warned U.S. officials that Egypt might develop nuclear arms if Iran obtained atomic weapons, WikiLeaks cables showed. A May 2008 cable quoted Mubarak saying "we are all terrified" about a nuclear Iran. "Mubarak said that Egypt might be forced to begin its own nuclear weapons program if Iran succeeds in those efforts." A July 2009 cable quotes Egypt's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman saying Egypt was wary of Iran's influence through its Hizbullah and Hamas proxies and its support "for Egyptian groups like (al-Gama'a al-Islamiya) and the Muslim Brotherhood."

2010-12-03 07:53:03

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