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Egypt Says Iraq War Stokes International Terrorism

The U.S-led war on Iraq has triggered a resurgence in terrorism just as Egypt had predicted, Egypt’s foreign minister said Monday. “We do note that the situation (following the war in Iraq) has led to the resurgence of some terrorist activities,” Ahmed Maher told reporters. Suicide bombings have killed scores and wreaked destruction in Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Israel over the past week. In a speech to soldiers in March, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that the war would produce “one hundred new bin Ladens,” driving more Muslims to anti-Western militancy. The war ended last month with the toppling of Saddam Hussein. “It is necessary for the whole world…to cooperate in facing the danger of terrorism,” Maher said after talks with Palestinian Minister for Foreign Affairs Nabil Shaath. Full Story

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