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85. Reuters : WikiLeak = Suleiman demonized Islamists
Exclusive: Egypt's Suleiman demonized Islamists-WikiLeak cables
By Mark Hosenball =
LONDON | Sun Feb 6, 2011 10:47am EST

LONDON (Reuters) - Egypt's new vice president, Omar Suleiman, has long sought to demonize the opposition Muslim Brotherhood in his contacts with skeptical U.S. officials, leaked diplomatic cables show, raising questions whether he can act as an honest broker in the country's political crisis.

U.S. Embassy messages from the anti-secrecy WikiLeaks cache of 250,000 State Department documents, which Reuters independently reviewed, also report that the former intelligence chief accused the Brotherhood of spawning armed extremists and warned in 2008 that if Iran ever backed the banned Islamist group, Tehran would become "our enemy."

The disclosure came as Suleiman met on Sunday with opposition groups, including the officially banned Brotherhood, to explore ways to end Egypt's worst political crisis decades.

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  - k&r thanks! nt  maryf   Feb-06-11 12:40 PM   #84 
  - Reuters : WikiLeak = Suleiman demonized Islamists  L. Coyote   Feb-06-11 02:05 PM   #85 
  - 8:52pm Reports of human chains created to block the army tanks from entering the Tahrir Square.  L. Coyote   Feb-06-11 02:06 PM   #86 
  - 9:26pm New travel advisory, state department recommends that US citizens avoid travel to Egypt  L. Coyote   Feb-06-11 02:09 PM   #87 
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  - 11:45pm The US state department said Hillary Clinton spoke with Ahmed Shafik, the Egyptian PM  L. Coyote   Feb-06-11 04:19 PM   #91 
  - NEXT THREAD:  L. Coyote   Feb-06-11 04:24 PM   #92 
  - Locking  TommyO   Feb-06-11 04:26 PM   #93 

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