ElBaradei: 'The Process Is Opaque'
Appearing on Meet The Press, Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei criticized the Egyptian government's handling of the current political crisis: "I should start by saying I have not been part of the negotiation. I have not been invited to take part in, in the negotiation or dialogue. But I've been following what is going on. I can tell you, David, that there is still a huge lack of confidence between the government and the demonstrators. There's a good deal of fear that, that the government would--will retrench and then come back, you know, again to, to--with vengeance, if you like. The process is opaque. Nobody knows who is talking to whom at this stage. The process is managed by the outgoing regime without involvement of the new opposition, if you like, or the rest of the people."
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ElBaradei: Peace With Israel 'Rock Solid' But We Also Want Palestinian STate
Also during his appearance on Meet The Press, ElBaradei was asked about concerns that Egypt's peace treaty with Israel was not rock solid. "Well I think, I think everybody saying it is rock solid," said ElBaradei, "but, but, but everybody also saying that, at the same breath, that whether Egypt is a democracy, whether Egypt is a dictatorship everybody in Egypt, everybody in the Arab world will want to see an independent Palestinian state, David. I don't think anybody disagree with that. That has nothing to do with the peace treaty between Egypt and, and Israel, which is, as you said, has been concluded, and I assume that Egypt will continue to respect it, you know?"