Important media outlets in Arab world address Egyptian president's remarks during his meeting with prime minister, in which he hinted his country would develop nuclear weapons. Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram reports that this indeed is Mubarak's plan. Sources in Israel: Remark directed at Iran
Several prominent Arab media outlets agree Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's nuclear remark was unusual and a first of its kind. Some of the most important media outlets in the Arab world on Friday broadly addressed the Egyptian president's "nuclear remark" during his joint press conference with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the end of their meeting Thursday in Sharm al-Sheikh.
The newspaper quoted Mubarak's remarks on the issue only after he answered the question of an Egyptian journalist.
"This testifies to Egypt's future plans. Now no source will be able to come and say that Egypt has no nuclear plans," one of the sources clarified. "But the remarks are not only directed at Israel, but express the ongoing anger in Egypt over the Iranian statement that their nuclear plan is indeed for peaceful purposes, but that if they are attacked it would be used for military purposes."
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