Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Former US President Barack Obama unveiled the position of several Middle East leaders over the Egyptian protests in 2011 addressing the regime of the late President Hosni Mubarak.
Obama said in his book “The Promised Land”: “The region’s leaders wanted to know why we did not strongly support Mubarak. Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on maintaining order and stability in Egypt as a top priority and told me: Otherwise, you will find Iran is there in seconds. ” He gave it.
The former US president added, “Saudi King Abdullah was more concerned, as he saw the spread of protests in the region as an existential threat to the ruling family who pressed any form of internal opposition for a long time,” he said.
Obama went on to reveal King Abdullah’s position: “He believed that Egyptian protesters had not expressed themselves, and attributed the protests to four factions: the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Hamas.” The former US president added: “These leaders’ analyzes did not reach the required level of accuracy. , Who represents the majority of Egyptian people and the only Muslim Brotherhood component of the nerve to be influenced by Shiite Iran or Hezbollah, in addition to the absence of evidence that Al Qaeda and Hamas stand behind the protests in any way, “he said.
Obama continued, saying that leaders of the region’s other countries and who were “younger” were involved in the coming of protests to their countries and expected America to choose stability over chaos.