Egyptian Presidential Candidate Opposes Relations with Israel.Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Nationalist presidential contender in Egypt Hisham al-Bastiosi underlined opposition to his country's relations with the Zionist regime, and said Egyptians should instead improve ties with Tehran which shares different common interests with Cairo.
"Egypt does not need the Zionist regime," Bastiosi told FNA on Wednesday, stressing that the regime should know that it is now faced with a revolutionary nation which has toppled a corrupt regime (Mubarak regime) and cutting ties with Israel is easy for it.
He meantime described resumption of relations with Iran as among his priorities if he wins the presidential election, and said the two countries share joint interests not only with regard to Egypt but also in the Arab world.
"I will also support resumption of ties between Iran and other Arab countries," Bastiosi added.
Islamist candidate in Egypt's presidential election Mohamed Selim al-Awa had also earlier underscored his opposition to the normalization In relational database management, a process that breaks down data into record groups for efficient processing. There are six stages. By the third stage (third normal form), data are identified only by the key field in their record. of his country's relations with the Zionist regime.
"Israel is an occupying regime and since the two sides' interests are not aligned, Egypt will have no trade or non-trade relations with it," al-Awa told FNA last week.
He also described relations between Cairo and Washington in Mubarak era as harmful to the Egyptian people, and said those ties dishonored dis·hon·or
1. Loss of honor, respect, or reputation.
2. The condition of having lost honor or good repute.
3. A cause of loss of honor: was a dishonor to the club.
4. and discredited dis·cred·it
tr.v. dis·cred·it·ed, dis·cred·it·ing, dis·cred·its
1. To damage in reputation; disgrace.
2. To cause to be doubted or distrusted.
3. To refuse to believe.
n. Egyptians across the world.
Al-Awa reiterated that normalized relations between Cairo and Washington in the future should be conditioned on mutual respect and a stop of the United States' unreasonable support for the Zionist regime.
Earlier, a senior member of the Egyptian Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Brotherhood, officially Jamiat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun [Arab.,=Society of Muslim Brothers], religious and political organization founded (1928) in Egypt by Hasan al-Banna. ) party had also called on the government in Cairo to stop normalization plans with the Zionist regime.
"The Egyptian nation believes that normalization of relations with the Zionist regime is among the most important issues which should be stopped completely," Mohammad Habib said in 2011.
"The Egyptian nation believes that the Zionist regime is a danger threatening the national security of not just Egypt, but also other Arab countries," he added.
Habib also reiterated that the Zionist regime is getting prepared for a full-scale war in the region since it cannot feel to be on the safe side as long as it has not gained decisive political and military supremacy over the entire Arab and Muslim countries.
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