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Oct 13, 2006
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Sadat's Nephew Claims Global Conspiracy Behind Assassination, Criticizes Sons of Sadat and Mubarak

#1296 | 02:18
Source: Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon)Al-Arabiya Network (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)

Following are excerpts from interviews with Egyptian MP Tal'at Al-Sadat, who is the nephew of the late Egyptian president Anwar Al-Sadat. The interviews were aired by New TV on October 12, 2006 and by Al-Arabiya TV on October 13, 2006


New TV

Tal'at Al-Sadat: Nobody has been tried even for negligence. With all due respect to any official anywhere, if he were to lose even a piece of paper, he would face a disciplinary trial for negligence - let alone when it comes to the losing of the president of a state! People whose job it was to protect the president of the state lost him, or, in other words, sold the man out. The proof is that the bodyguards didn't fire a single shot to defend the man. With all due respect to brother Gamal Anwar Al-Sadat, this is a man who is only good for duck hunting. He dives in the waters of Sharm Al-Sheik, things like that. He scuba dives to look at the coral reefs, things like that. He brings a fancy suit back from Paris. He drives a car of the latest model. If he sees a plane, he flies it. But what does he have in common with the Egyptian people? What does he know about the Egyptian people? He and Gamal Mubarak - what do they know about the Egyptian people?

Al-Arabiya TV

Tal'at Al-Sadat: Some countries had an interest in President Al-Sadat's disappearance from the political scene. I gave the US as an example. President Al-Sadat had reached the stage at which he would regain Sinai, and then he would have the time to run the Arab region of the Middle East. This was not in the interests of the US, and what exacerbated the situation was President Al-Sadat's declaration that Egypt supported the Afghanistan rebels and supplied them with arms.

Interviewer: What about Syria and Iran?

Tal'at Al-Sadat: There was the Steadfastness and Confrontation Front, and as for Iran, you know about the Shah and Khomeini.

Interviewer: Mr. Tal'at, just to finish this point... So all of them convened and made a decision? Or are you inferring that since this one had an interest and that one had an interest, they agreed to kill President Al-Sadat? They all had an interest in his disappearance from the scene. Each of them had an interest in President Al-Sadat's disappearance from the political scene.

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