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Syria-Egypt media engage in war of words over Mideast peace

Top Syrian editor writes scathing column accusing Cairo only serving Israeli and American interests; Cairo columnist slams Assad for criticizing Egypt.

By DPA 02.11.10

A war of words between Syrian and Egyptian media continued to flare up Monday with a leading Syrian daily taking jabs at Cairo's Middle East policy.

The editor-in-chief of Syria's al-Watan newspaper, an independent newspaper which has long supported official government policy, wrote a scathing column accusing Cairo of of no longer having a leading role in the region, and only serving Israeli and US interests.

"What more could bother the leaders of Egypt than to realize the reality of their role in the region or to be faced with the certainty that Cairo has no Arab role and that they are not needed in good times or bad," wrote Waddah Abed Rabbo.

Abed Rabbo said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak rushed to

Added: Nov-4-2010 
By: aydeo
Iran, Middle East
Tags: Middle East peace, Egypt, Syria
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