ARAB AFFAIRS - April 10 - Mubarak Calls For Installation Of Transitional Iraqi Govt.Meeting Saudi FM Saud Al Faisal in Cairo, Pres. Hosni Mubarak Noun 1. Hosni Mubarak - Egyptian statesman who became president in 1981 after Sadat was assassinated (born in 1929)
Mubarak calls for the speedy installation of a transitional government in Iraq. He says a delay in providing water, food and law enforcement in Iraq During the regime of Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s law enforcement system was marked by corruption and inhumane practices. After the previous police force was completely disbanded, in 2003 a new Iraqi Police Service was established to act as a municipal law enforcement agency under will cause "unimaginably dangerous consequences". While some Arab commentators repeat formulaic demands for an immediate end to the US-British "occupation", others warn that the coalition will be held responsible for the bloody consequences of a power vacuum A power vacuum is an expression for a political situation that can occur when a government has no identifiable central authority. The metaphor implies that, like a physical vacuum, other forces will tend to "rush in" to fill the vacuum as soon as it is created, perhaps in the form . An editorial in the pan-Arab daily newspaper Asharq Al Awsat says: "It is no secret that many fear a wave of assassinations and settling of scores between Iraqis and elements of the collapsing regime. From the purely legal standpoint The Standpoint is a newspaper published in the British Virgin Islands. It was originally published under the name Pennysaver, largely as a shopping-coupon promotional newspaper, but since emerged as one of the most influential sources of journalism in the , maintaining security in such conditions is the responsibility of the coalition forces that now have actual control, since it is obvious the Iraqi authority has lost its control on the ground". Such comments mark a political turning point for the region. Before the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime on April 9, Arab leaders and analysts studiously stu·di·ous
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2. avoided any public discussion of a post-Saddam Iraq for fear of appearing to acquiesce to the war. Over the coming days, Arab leaders are to hold a series of consultations on Iraq similar to the meeting between Mubarak and Al Faisal. All Arab leaders say they will ultimately recognise only an Iraqi government chosen by Iraqis, although their initial remarks suggested they were more worried about holding Iraq together. Syria, taking a different tack, issued its first official comment on the fast-moving events in Iraq, urging the international community to end the "occupation" and "aggression aggression, a form of behavior characterized by physical or verbal attack. It may appear either appropriate and self-protective, even constructive, as in healthy self-assertiveness, or inappropriate and destructive. ". The Iraqis, the statement said, must "be able to choose their government by their free will without any foreign interference".