Egypt's president warns that Iraq war will ignite "gigantic fire of terrorism"
A war against Iraq will ignite “a gigantic fire” of revenge attacks by terrorists, but to avert conflict, Saddam Hussein must cooperate “100 percent” with weapons inspectors, Egypt’s leader said in an interview published Thursday. Hardening his stance toward Iraq, President Hosni Mubarak suggested that Baghdad is concealing banned weapons and warned of certain attack if Saddam holds onto them. “If he turns over his weapons of mass destruction, there is no reason to go to war,” Mubarak told Le Figaro, a respected French daily. But “it won’t be enough for the Iraqis to say: ‘We don’t have this, we don’t have that,'” the Egyptian president was quoted as saying. Saddam “must cooperate absolutely 100 percent … It must be the Iraqis themselves who announce: ‘We have this equipment and it is located in this place.” Full Story