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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
‘Mubarak trial would lead to revocation of Egypt-Israel deals’
Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN – A top Iranian military official predicts trial of Hosni Mubarak will help annul some contracts, including a gas export deal, between Egypt to Israel.
Mubarak's trial will start on Wednesday. The trial will be broadcast live on Egyptian TV.
Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said on Monday the decision to bring Mubarak to justice is a result of Egyptians’ resistance in their uprising.
However, Jazayeri said, rulers of other Arab countries and their Western supporters are seeking to stop such a trial, since they are afraid their secret political relations and their treacherous agreements will be revealed by Mubarak.
He went on to say that revolutionaries should not be distracted by trials of Mubarak and the like, adding they should continue their efforts to end all tyrannical regimes.
Egyptian army on Monday clashed with protesters camping out at a central Cairo square as military police moved in to dismantle their tents, witnesses said.
The Egyptian army deployed troops in Tahrir Square and fired shots in the air to disperse remaining pro-democracy protesters.
Activists have been occupying Tahrir Square, the epicenter of protests that toppled President Mubarak, since July 8 to denounce the military rulers' handling of the transition.
Twenty-six political parties and protest movements said on Saturday in a joint statement that their three-week sit-in had succeeded in achieving some of their demands, “pushing the Egyptian revolution a step forward”