January 16, 2006

THEY KNOW WHAT THE SIDES ARE EVEN IF THE COMMENTARIAT DOESN'T:

Egypt on Iran: We will not accept a new nuclear power (Yossi Melman and Shlomo Shamir, 1/16/06, Haaretz Correspondents and Reuters)

Egypt on Monday said it supported using nuclear technology for peaceful purposes but rejected the emergence of a nuclear military power in the region, in its first official reaction to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program.

"All countries should adhere to their commitments in a way to allow the international community to be sure of the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program, as we do not accept the emergence of a nuclear military power," Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a statement.

Aboul Gheit said Egypt was "closely watching" the development of the Iranian nuclear issue "out of its absolute keenness to support all the efforts aimed at consolidating the nuclear nonproliferation (policy) not only at the regional level but all over the world."


Sunni Arabs recognize that letting Persian Shi'ites have nukes threatens themselves more than Israel.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 16, 2006 9:47 PM
Comments

And what, pray tell, can Cairo do about it - beside talk, I mean.

Hope you've all visited the pyramids by now, because Iran's mullahs have no compunctions about destroying anything that was built by infidels.

Remember those giant buddhas in the mountains of Afghanistan?

Posted by: obc at January 16, 2006 11:44 PM

Cairo can tell Tel Aviv that they are green for take-off.

In fact, they just did.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2006 2:26 AM

The question now isn't if, but when the Israeli's take out the nukes.

Posted by: erp at January 17, 2006 9:13 AM

They've finally woken up the black turbans nuke Israel and the fallout might blow their way?

When will the Palis wake up?

Why splody for al Asqa if the BTs can destroy it when they feel like it?

Posted by: Sandy P at January 17, 2006 10:09 AM

The opposite would be more likely. The Shi'ites nuke Arabia and some fallout reaches Israel.

Posted by: oj at January 17, 2006 10:52 AM
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